Congressman Lee Terry recently visited Outlook Nebraska, Inc. (ONI), a nonprofit organization providing employment and other opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired. For more than 10 years, ONI has provided meaningful employment and training opportunities for people who are blind in the Omaha Metro Area.
This was Congressman Terry’s second visit to ONI, and he spent his visit meeting staff and learning about the many changes that have taken place at ONI, such as the addition of the 7.1 Mile Rewinder that will increase production capacity and enhance skill sets of associates. His first visit to ONI was during 2011.
One of ONI’s initiatives is to build relationships with congressional leaders from Nebraska. This will help spread awareness about the AbilityOne Program, which mandates the federal government to purchase blind-made products from agencies like ONI.
Established in 2000, ONI provides employment and workplace training to the blind and visually impaired in a converting operation that supplies a full line of 100 percent recycled fiber content tissue and towel products to the U.S. Government and other customers.
For more information about Outlook Nebraska, Inc., please visit them on the web at www.outlooknebraska.org.