Success Stories From Lions
Last year, while Gail Peterson-Latipow was helping with a vision screening at a senior center in Lompoc, an elderly couple came in. They were in their 80s and they were having a tough time getting information because they were living out of their car.
Gail got their contact information and through her club, the Vandenberg Village Lions, they were able to get new eyeglasses.
While Gail was talking to the lady on the phone, she noticed she was having trouble hearing. She had once had a hearing aid, it turned out, but it was broken and she couldn’t afford to replace it.
Apple Valley, CA
Alice-Faye Peugh was getting a little bit burned out.
It happens to many lifelong volunteers. They put in hours and hours supporting worthy causes and community organizations, and at some point they wonder whether it's all worth the effort.
"You get discouraged no matter what you do -- you're just like oh man, why am I doing this?" Alice-Faye observes. "I don't know what caused me to be so discouraged."
Then Ramona Jensen showed up at a meeting of Alice-Faye's Lions Club in Apple Valley.
A year before, the Apple Valley Lions Club had referred Ramona to LSH. A relatively young woman with a severe hearing impairment, Ramona had lost her job because she could no longer communicate properly. More ...
San Diego, CA
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. More ...