Lake Stevens Lions Club members Tonya Christoffersen and Mitch Robinson.
Lake Stevens Lions Club members Tonya Christoffersen and Mitch Robinson traveled to Jamaica last October with their spouses as part of a Lions Club program to provide reading glasses, prescription glasses and blood sugar testing to over 1,800 residents.
This year they will be going to The West Indies to once again help locals receive eye care and glasses but they need your help.
If you have any prescription or reading glasses you are no longer using, please consider donating them to the Lions Club so that others around the world are able to correct their vision.
The Lake Stevens Lions Club was also able to help a disabled Jamaican man receive a much needed wheelchair.
Last year Christoffersen and Robinson met a young man who is severely disabled by polio and had to be carried by an elderly family member.
This young man is 16-years-old and cannot get around on his own other than supporting himself with crutches.
“I bet he is close to six feet tall and about 160 lbs. and it won’t be long before his family cannot move him around,” Christoffersen said.
His feet are turned under so when he was being moved or is walking the tops of his feet would drag along the ground.
“Both Mitch and I wanted to change his life, enabling him (and his family) more freedom to get around and I am proud to say that Jezzon (recipient) will be getting his own wheelchair in October,” Christoffersen said.
If you would like to donate glasses or funds to help those in need around the world you can drop them off at Steve’s Barber Shop or contact any Lions Club member at 425-334-4499.