PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Lion’s Club has helped people who need eye care for the past 95 years.
The Lions Club is an international organization that works on projects aimed at improving eye care in local communities and across the world. The club is celebrating its centennial celebration which will last until June 2018.
According to club member Helen Lundquest the Pittsburg Lions Club is one of the oldest chapters.
Serving both children and adults, the Pittsburg Lions Club works with eye doctors and the Wesley House to help people with the costs of visiting the eye doctor.
Community members fill out an application and upon approval the club helps with some of the costs through donations.
“There is not a lot of places where people can get help with glasses,” Pittsburg Lions Club President Mona Brumbaugh said.
Pittsburg Lions Club had many fundraisers over the years, including its yearly chili feed, which Brumbaugh said they would like to bring back.
“We would like continue chili feed to help people in the community,” she said.
The club is currently fundraising for a spot vision screener.
The screener is like a camera which detects vision problems in children as young as six months up to adults.
The club also collects eyeglasses at Walmart and has sent over 6,000 glasses to other countries.
Aside from helping with vision, the club sends students to Lions Club Band Camp each year.
The club meets every second and fourth Tuesday each month in the Sheridan Room at Via Christi Medical Center.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.