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Lions Club seeks to help the sightless

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The new president of the Cherokee Village Lions Club visited Lions World Services for the Blind on the weekend of June 24-25. As Lions Charles Rice took on his new role he learned more about the rehabilitation center.

"Discovering more about the services LWSB provides to people who are blind or have visual impairments is important to me as I step into this new position. Visiting the facility gave me the chance to experience first-hand the work that the Lions of Cherokee Village support," Rice said.

Lions World Services for the Blind has been project of Lions Clubs since opening in 1947. Contributions from the clubs are used for day-to-day operations providing rehabilitation services for the blind. Lions use numerous fund-raising activities to raise funds for their sight conservation projects. Lions World Services for the Blind is an internationally recognized comprehensive adult blindness rehabilitation center. Over the past 58 years, they have helped over 8,800 people from all 50 states and 57 other countries. They offer counseling, personal adjustment programs and 13 vocational programs to help people who are blind or have little vision regain and achieve lifelong independence.

LWSB's million is "to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to function independently and to live full, productive lives with dignity and self-respect and to promote a positive public awareness of blindness."

The Cherokee Village Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Loujo's on the Green. For more information call Lions Charlie Rice at 257-0526.

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