The area has two Lutheran Braille Work Centers. LBWC No. 156 is located at Christ Lutheran Church, Hot Springs Village, and is led by Faith Lutheran Church member Don Putnam.
LBWC No. 160 is located at First Lutheran Church in Hot Springs and is co-led by Faith Lutheran Church members Pat and Howard Graff. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church and other churches work at each location.
Recently, from its earnings, the Faith Lutheran Church Endowment Fund donated $2,000 to each of the centers to assist in paying for special Braille paper, binding spirals, shipping cartons and packing tape. Both donations are very much appreciated.
Faith Lutheran Church also supports both locations by sponsoring the Annual Braille Spaghetti Dinner which will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15,
For tickets or ticket information, contact the church office, 501-922-5700 or one of the leaders of the centers.
Each center presses Braille Bibles and other biblical materials that are made available to recipients throughout the world at no cost. Through the headquarters office in Yucaipa, California, anyone can order, at no cost, a Braille Bible or a Large Print Bible (18 font) by contacting Don Putnam, 501-984-2144 or Pat or Howard Graff, 501-922-2232.
Volunteers are welcome at both centers. Working hours for LBWC No. 156 are Mondays 8:30-11a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–11:30 a.m.. Working hours for LBWC No. 160 are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lutheran Braille Work Centers are supported by voluntary donations.