The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., has announced it will be opening a new AbilityOne Base Supply Center (BSC) location on February 16, 2021. This new location will be the first BSC to open on Seattle’s Coast Guard Base, but the 12th overall BSC run by the Lighthouse.
The opening of this BSC will bring much needed access to supplies for service members on the Coast Guard base. Because of each BSC’s convenient location, it allows personnel to walk in, select needed supplies, and have them delivered on-base or in office the same day. Essential BSC stores carry in-demand products like hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and other supplies that service members need access to.
Each Base Supply Center offers opportunities for people who are blind or low vision to gain retail experience by working in stores in various capacities. Many products sold in BSC stores are also produced by people who are blind or low vision either at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. or other AbilityOne organizations around the country.
Disabled veterans and military dependents have the opportunity to join the AbilityOne team, where they continue to play a valuable role in the military communities that are significant to their lives.
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit social enterprise providing employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. The Lighthouse has provided employment and support to people who are blind in our community since 1918.
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