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VIRGINIA LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER INC.

MULTIPLE DISTRICT 24

Official Address:
501 Elm Avenue, SW                                   P.O. Box 1772
Roanoke, VA 24016                                     Roanoke, VA 24008-1772
roaleri@verizon.net                                   Tel: 540-345-8823; Fax: 540-982-8195

Contact:                               
LION DR. H. HAUSER WEILER, MD, PID
VLERI Secretary/ Treasurer
hauser2020@gmail.com
valions.org/recycle/roanoke

MD 24 STATEWIDE CENTERS:

LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF EASTERN VIRGINIA

District 24D Processing Center:
2040 Broadmoor Avenue
Chesapeake, VA 23323

Processing Center Contact:
Lion Mary Davis, Director
mdfreespirit@hotmail.com               

LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

District 24A Processing Center:
601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204
lercnova@verizon.net
Tel: 703-671-1919;   Fax: 703-656-4787

Processing Center Contact:
LionRoy Davis, CEO
lercnova@verizon.net
valions.org/EGRC

LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF SOUTH WEST VIRGINIA

District 24E Processing Center:
501 Elm Avenue, S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24016
roaleri@verizon.net
Tel: 540-345-8823
Fax: 540-982-8195

Processing Center Contact:
Lion Tammie Brightwell
roaleri@verizon.net

LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA

District 24B Processing Center:
113400 Tredegar Lake Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112

Processing Center Contact:
Lion Ray Guin, PDG
lionrayguin@yahoo.com    

The Virginia Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center provides used eyeglasses to various missions sponsored by Lions and other groups.

Used eyeglasses have been shipped to Honduras, Guyana, Peru, Ukraine, Guatemala, Brazil, Thailand, Romania, Haiti, Brazil, Nicaragua, Malawi, Dominican Republic, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Israel, the Republic of Congo, and Ecuador.  The center has also sent glasses to the Republic of Sri Lanka and Mexico for use in their permanent distribution centers.  In addition, the center partners with local organizations to conduct international health fairs and expeditions.  The center received a donation of approximately 264,000 pairs of sunglasses (worth US$2 million) from Gifts-In-Kind International.

In the past, the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia coordinated the "Helping the World to See" program.  The center worked with United Airlines, the Sterling Lions, and 45 public schools to collect eyeglasses for one month. The donated eyeglasses were cleaned, categorized by prescription, packaged, and shipped via United Airlines to Thailand. A doctor in Bangkok distributed the used eyeglasses to children and adults.

There is another satellite, the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Eastern Virginia.

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