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Meet the Honorees:
Every week, we will be recognizing the amazing stories of our recent HRVAA Honorees. These people have dedicated their lives to volunteering and bettering the Hampton Roads community.
Town Center Blind Lions
Our honoree this week is the Town Center Blind Lions Club. The club’s focus since it was founded in 1976 has been to serve the people of Virginia Beach and work with other major organizations representing the sight impaired. Club members have been regular volunteers with the Salvation Army for the past 8 years volunteering approximately 250 hours in 2015 alone. The Lions additionally provide free eye screenings for children and adults, along with hearing and diabetes testing. They volunteer for a host of other local nonprofit organizations including Stand up for Kids and the Virginia Beach Public Schools Beach Bag Program, fund scholarships for area high school students, host an audible Easter Egg Hunt, work with Canine Companions for Independence, provide eyeglasses and exams for residents of Virginia Beach in need of financial assistance along with PediaVision eye exams for students at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Members participate in Adopt a School with Pembroke Elementary, serve as ODU Football helpers, hold broom sales with products made by the sight impaired, and host a Braille enhanced literacy program and the low vision tech fair. Congratulations to the Town Center Blind Lions for identifying and meeting needs in Hampton Roads.