The National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi (NFBM) was organized in 1972. We are an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, which was organized in 1940. We are one of fifty-two (52) affiliates.
Our membership is composed of persons who are blind or visually impaired, as well as, sighted friends, neighbors, and family members. Our mission is to promote the general welfare of the blind economically, educationally and socially.
We have members across the state with active chapters in nine cities. These chapters are located in Greenville, Ms. Mrs. Verdina Buckner, (662) 335-5617; Grenada, MS, Mrs. Emma White, (662) 226-7658; Senatobia, MS, Mr. Alfred Morgan, (662) 288-9437; Hazlehurst, MS, Mr. Prentice Horton, (601) 643-2438; Jackson, Ms. Ms, Petrina Pendarvis, (601) 540-6308; Starkville, MS Mrs. Beverly Hammett, (662) 323-6229; and Tupelo, MS, Mr. Richard Joiner,( 662) 260-1880. Members-at-Large Chapter, Ms. Lee Cole, (601) 991-9493.
We also have four divisions. They are; Mississippi Association of Blind Students, Ms. Angel Yarbor, (228) 224-9023, Mississippi Diabetes Division, Ms. Patrina Pendarvis, Coordinator, (601) 540-6308 and Rev. Sam Gleese, Co-Coordinator, (601) 259-7321, Mississippi Senior Division, Adeline Escoffery, Coordinator, (601) 715-5042 and the Parents of Blind Children Division, Ms. Sara West, President (662) 574-3942.
To accomplish our mission we promote the following activities or services:
Your financial support in general or for a specific project would be highly appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided upon request.