Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Non-Profit Radio Service for Visually Impaired Residents Needs Funding

South Orange, New Jersey: The studios of a local radio service for blind and visually impaired community members remain without heat. 

There is currently no working heating system at the facilities of EIES of New Jersey on Scotland Road in South Orange. EIES, or Electronic Information and Education Service, has been housed in the Connett Memorial Building, the former home of the South Orange Public Library, for approximately 20 years. Each weekday, several volunteers read stories from newspapers and magazines for broadcast on the EIES website and over the air for listeners with special receivers so that area residents who are unable to read due to a disability can still learn the latest news and events. Some segments are taped live, while others are prerecorded. 

"We hope our building never has to close", said Dave Purguy of EIES. "We are very low on funds as we are a free service, and a new boiler and repairs to the building do not come cheap unfortunately", he added, but mentioned that "with help from the community, through donations, EIES will remain an integral part of the visually impaired society".

If you are interested in supporting the organization, send an email to eiesnj@aol.com or click here.

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