Blacksburg Breakfast Lions follow donated glasses to recycle center | Lifestyles

On June 15, 10 members of the Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club traveled to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling facility in Roanoke to see the fate of Blacksburg’s donated glasses collected this quarter.

We arrived at the recycling centre with more than 400 pairs of previous glasses, a great deal of curiosity, and a need to provide. Director Jim Newman of the Cave Spring Lions greeted us, gave us a tour, coaching, and place us to do the job. We sorted, cleaned in a dishwasher, go through prescriptions, then bagged for storage ahead of for shipment to places all-around the entire world.

Jim is very pleased of the higher-good quality recycled glasses his heart makes available to people today needing vision support in nations around the world that have number of sight conservation assets. His middle collects glasses from most of the east coast and with the enable of Lions volunteers from Virginia and neighboring states, reprocess tens of countless numbers for reuse. Even 6 tons of unserviceable frames are offered as scrap to spend costs.

We offered Jim with a donation to enable protect the running expense of the recycle heart for a thirty day period. Afterward we used our skills, doing the job for what seemed a small time, then appreciated lunch at Montano’s in Roanoke.

Absolutely everyone resolved to make functioning at the recycle center a standard venture and far more visits are planned.

– Submitted by Peter Hartmann