The National Federation of the Blind of Texas office officially moved to Alvin, Texas, a suburb of Houston, on Oct. 1.
The change will allow the team, and especially our affiliate’s President, to spend more time building the Federation rather than paying for transportation to Austin, which is a three-hour drive.
“The previous three presidents have lived in the Austin area, so the office, by default, was in Austin,” President Norma Crosby said. “But I live 160 miles away from there. I work 50-plus hours every week for the affiliate, so I’ve been spending a good bit of time traveling back and forth. With that in mind, we felt moving the office 10 minutes away from us would allow for more visits with our local chapters.”
Houston offers many opportunities for partnerships and community outreach, including the Houston Lighthouse, which assisted with the previous NFB-BELL Program. Norma said the Chamber of Commerce has been particularly helpful and other organizations throughout the community are eager to learn about the Federation.
“The Houston-Alvin area is a major metro area with many blind people,” Norma said. “Houston is a major employment center that attracts diverse, talented people. Our community is a friendly one and is already embracing our arrival. We look forward to giving back to our new community and teaching, through example, that blind people can live the lives they want.”
The new National Federation of the Blind of Texas office address is: 1600 E Highway 6, Suite 215, Alvin, TX 77511.
The new telephone number is (281) 968-7733.