Lions aid eye screening for students

Students of the Nathaniel Green Middle School in Brooklyn wait patiently for an eye screening. From left: Lion Jacob Berelowitz Queens Pride Lions Club, Lion Lavern Harrison Central Brooklyn Lions Club and visiting Lion from Switzerland and guests of Central Brooklyn Lion Christian Brosni.
Central Brooklyn Lions Club

Students at a Brooklyn school has benefited from an eye screening projected organized collaboratively by the Central Brooklyn Lions Club and District 20 K1.

Central Brooklyn Lions Club said 78 students at Nathaniel Green Public School P.S 36, at 2045 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn, were “excited to have their eyes checked with a state of the art eye screening machine donated by District 20 K-1.”

“The eye screening machine was able to detect 27 children with different vision problems, which would require referrals for further testing,” said Jamaican Lion Beverley Campbell, the club’s secretary, adding that the school’s principal, Johanna Schneider, was also “excited and grateful for the children and their parents who were given this opportunity.”

Coordinators Lion Doreen Thomas, the Jamaican-born service chair, and Lion Ingrid Andrews Campbell, the club’s Vincentian-born president joined District Representatives Lion Ralph Gonzalez and Lion Jacob Berelowitz Lions Quest, chairpersons, “in sharing the feeling that this was, indeed, a wonderful accomplishment,” Campbell said.

“It was overwhelming to see the students and teachers so excited – such an awesome feeling expressed by all,” she added.

Visiting Lion from Switzerland and guest of Central Brooklyn Lions Club Christian Brosni congratulated District 20 K-1 Gov. Lion Melissa Torres “for having her district participating in such an awesome project,” Campbell said.

“If the sight of one student was saved from this joint venture, then we would have accomplished what we do best – serve,” she added.

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