Resolution J2484-2013

Congratulating National Industries for the Blind upon the occasion of celebrating its 75th Anniversary

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating National Industries for the Blind
upon the occasion of celebrating its 75th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of  the  community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  National Industries for the Blind upon the occasion of celebrating
its 75th Anniversary; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated  at  a
reception  to be held at Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street,
New York, New York, on Thursday, June 27, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Incorporated on August 10, 1938, the National Industries  for
the Blind is the nation's largest employment resource for people who are
blind; and
  WHEREAS,  National Industries for the Blind enhances the opportunities
for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind,  prima-
rily through creating, sustaining and improving employment; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, National Industries for the Blind has responsi-
bility for managing the New York  State  Preferred  Source  Program  for
People  Who  Are Blind, which employs hundreds of New York residents who
are blind at several nonprofit organizations in order to provide quality
goods and services to state and local government agencies; and
  WHEREAS,  When  companies  or  municipalities  purchase  products  and
services  through the New York State Preferred Source Program for People
Who Are Blind, they help employ hundreds of New Yorkers who are blind or
visually impaired; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents  an  opportunity  for  this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the National Industries
for the Blind; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our  atten-
tion,  it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  National  Industries  for  the  Blind upon the occasion of
celebrating its 75th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the National Industries for the Blind.

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