The Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis, a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission, has been awarded a contract to provide supplies for use by U.S. Navy Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) disaster response groups.
Under the contract awarded by the federal AbilityOne™ program, the Lighthouse will utilize employees who are blind in fulfillment operations to pack orders for many types of personal protective equipment and ship these essential supplies to more than 65 U.S. Navy sites around the world. The contract was awarded effective October 1, 2012. Financial terms are not disclosed.
John Thompson, president of the Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis, said, “This significant contract enables the Lighthouse and our employees to help serve disaster response missions of the U.S. Navy worldwide. We are extremely proud to have been chosen to fulfill this important contract.” Read More on St. Louis Post-Dispatch.