Friday, September 30, 2016

643 Homeless San Franciscans receive eye glasses!

I wanted to let you know that to date we have been able to provide 643 homeless San Franciscans with prescription eye glasses in 2016!

Without my glasses I can't do anything.  I can't even see well enough to find my glasses in the morning.  Not only did we help 643 individuals see, we also helped countless individuals avoid headaches, to be able to fill out paperwork to improve their quality of life, to see dangers on the sidewalks and streets and to escape the difficulty of life through a good book.

A few of the individuals at our vision events discovered issues that required further medical care and at least one was able to get a life changing surgery in partnership with the Lions Eye Foundation.

In addition to all the great health effects, individuals who are used to hearing "no" got a major "yes."  "Yes," we can get you a free pair of eye glasses.  "Yes," you can pick out whatever pair of frames you like.  "Yes," the fine folk at Project Homeless Connect where you pick up your glasses can help you improve other parts of your life. 

Thank you for helping us say "yes" to 643 homeless people who needed glasses.  Over the next year we plan to continue our "yes" by partnering with others and doing what we can to patch the holes in San Francisco's continuum of care. 

Thank you for saying "yes" to our HandUp campaign!

Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Executive Director or Welcome and Pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

The total number of individuals who have received glasses though our Homeless Vision Project since October of 2013: 2,530

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In the News:West Hawaii Today

About Town:
Event provides free health, vision services
The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity is partnering with Project Vision Hawaii, the Kailua-Kona Lions Club and Pastor Megan Rohrer from Welcome Ministry in San Francisco to hold a Kona vision event.
Planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Old Kona Airport Makaeo Events Pavilion, the event will serve homeless and low-income people. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free vision screening, glasses, blood pressure, blood sugar, and HIV screening, free meals and haircuts. The free glasses will be ordered for attendees and later distributed by LCHT’s HERO Ministry.
Info: 329-5733,