National Braille Press Honors Eversource with Corporate Volunteer Award at Annual Meeting
Monique Screen-Berry of Eversource and Brian Mac Donald of NBP
(Boston, MA) – June 26, 2019 – National Braille Press (NBP) has honored Eversource with its 2019 Volunteer Award and made the presentation at its annual meeting in Boston on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Eversource received the NBP Corporate Volunteer Award for its philanthropy and continued support in the blind and visually impaired community.
“Eversource has been vital to our cause as longtime volunteers with National Braille Press,” said Brian Mac Donald, President of National Braille Press. “They have been a critical component to support our mission and we are very excited to present them with this year’s Corporate Volunteer Award.”
For nearly a decade, Eversource employees have come to NBP’s office to put together books, sponsor events and even run NBP’s Blindfold Challenge during Boston Marathon weekend. Some of the books that Eversource has helped put together include That’s Not My Monkey and Miss Nelson is Missing. Eversource was also the lead sponsor for NBP’s “Tasting with a Twist” event on March 21 at the Hampshire House.
Monique Screen-Berry, Eversource Community Relations Program Specialist accepted the award on behalf of the company. She is responsible for coordinating volunteer events for Eversource employees across the Commonwealth. “Our employees take great pride in supporting community volunteer events to help provide a better quality of life in the communities where we work and live. As we assembled books for the National Braille Press, the connection was crystal clear on how its work has benefited the lives of visually impaired people who receive books. Their work is an integral part of the support network for visually impaired individuals, so they can live fuller and satisfying lives,” she said.
The annual meeting also featured special guest speaker Timothy Vernon, Senior Customer Service Representative at Eversource. Blind since birth, Timothy received his introduction to Braille as a young child thanks to NBP’s Children’s Braille Book Club and continued to be an avid braille reader throughout his education. At the annual meeting, Timothy mentioned that “Eversource is deeply committed to a culture of inclusion, and is more than willing to ensure I have access to the same documents as my sighted colleagues.” Timothy has worked at Eversource for eleven years.
About National Braille Press:
National Braille Press is a non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products. NBP creates products and programs to support braille literacy in the blind community and to provide access to information that empower blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community. For more information visit www.nbp.org