Sunday, April 5, 2015

2nd Annual Homeless Vision Event in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

On Saturday, March 22, 2015 the Kona Vision event for homeless residents of the Big Island provided 61 pairs of prescription glasses for those in need.

Services and Partners: The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity partnered with Project Vision Hawaii, the Kailua-Kona Lions Club and pastor Megan Rohrer from the Welcome Ministry in San Francisco to put on the Kona Vision Event to benefit homeless people and other low-income people with their vision needs.

Dr. Susan Senft and Jenn Brown, staff at Island Eye Care Inc., administered free eye exams. The prescription glasses will be distributed by the church’s HERO Ministry. The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation offered HIV/HCV screenings. Lisa Lea, a SNAP outreach specialist for Hope Services, assisted people with SNAP applications.

Representatives from the West Hawaii Community Health Center provided information about services offered at the center and information about signing up for health insurance. Sarah Huddy from the Kona Commons SuperCuts offered free haircuts. A free meal, blood pressure, and blood sugar screenings were also offered during the event.

The total number of individuals who have received glasses though our Homeless Vision Project since October of 2013: 1,232

A huge thank you to St. Paulus Lutheran Church and The Sam Mazza Foundation for providing major financial support for this project!

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