Success Stories From Lions
wants to work,
I want them to have
the ability to work.”
Government can't do everything, says Greg Cody.
That's why his work with LSH is so important. As a member of our Board of Directors, Greg understands the role of nonprofits in his community.
"I got involved in nonprofits because I wanted to show the relationship between nonprofits, government and the community," he says.
He likes working with LSH, he says, because it's an efficient organization and it helps people in his community to be self-sufficient.
"This program has a one-week, two-week turnaround to help people -- government takes a lot longer," he observes.
At this year’s Lions Club District Convention in San Diego, Greg had the opportunity to meet LSH client Tricia Mandronico, who developed severe cataracts when she was in her late 40s. "It just reconfirmed my involvement," he says.
"She's somebody who was working, and the loss of her eyesight took her out of the workforce."
With help from LSH, Tricia was able to get the cataract surgery she needed to restore her sight. Now she's back in the workforce and grateful for the opportunity to continue to make a contribution.
"I'm all about productivity," Greg says, "because that's the American engine. When someone wants to work, I want them to have the ability to work.
“I just really want to help these people.”