The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Help a person who is legally blind to manage their paper, mail and official documents. You will be a help and you can make a new friend too!
You can be a storm volunteer right in your own neighborhood. Not everyone can pick up stakes and travel to the storm stricken areas of our nation, but you can do a lot right here are home to help your neighbor. Individuals who are legally blind and/or elder blind don’t have the chance to run to the grocery store for extra bread and milk, to the pharmacy for a spare prescription or to the market for a candle or flashlight - they are always in the dark. But you CAN help. Sign up today to be a BESB Buddy - someone who develops a long-term sustainable friendship with a neighbor making the world a better place and savoring the love of a new friend. Just read their mail, friendly visit, shop with them or for them and see how your perspective and your life will change!