How One Local Organization is Helping Savannah’s Blind and Low Vision Community

Over 7 million people in the U.S. alone have a visual disability, according to a 2014 report by the National Federation of the Blind.

And of those 7 million people, 261,300 of them live in Georgia. Luckily, there are amazing organizations in our surrounding area that offer the services needed by the blind and low vision community.

The Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, “offers programs and services that promote independence and dignity for people who are vision impaired or blind, their family, friends and the community.”

They offer individualized training programs for students that last anywhere from 2-9 months, depending on level of need. Their training programs assist students with learning Braille and other communication services, daily living skills, employment support workshops and peer support service among many other meaningful and important programs.

The center welcomes volunteers from the community to assist students within the program and also host fundraising events, like their upcoming Shot in the Dark charity event, where community members can get involved and make a positive impact.

The 4th Annual Shot in the Dark Charity Sporting Clays benefits Savannah’s Center for Blind and Low Vision and will take place on Saturday, April 8th

To register your team today, Contact Leslie Eatherly at 912-236-4473 extension 109 or leatherly@savannahcblv.org with team information and payment. Payment of $900 per 4 person team includes 100 clays, cart access and lunch!

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