Volunteer Spotlight: Gary

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”
-Pearl S. Buck, writer, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner

At the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, this principle is what defines our dedicated volunteers. We are grateful for the tremendous support we have, and we would like to share a little bit about some of the individuals and groups who consistently shown their commitment and dedication to our cause. These people come in with a smile on their face, giving their time to help us help Georgians in need.

One individual is Gary Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn first heard about the Lighthouse Foundation when he came with a church group to clean eyeglasses. His interest in vision care and optometry sparked his desire to continue his involvement in the Lighthouse organization. He has since been coming in every week.

Through his experience, what he has enjoyed the most is the opportunity to do different tasks during each visit. This has included preparing a guide for non-medical mission groups to help them fit glasses, reconditioning and documenting thirty-five eye screening instruments, conducting eye screenings at health fairs, fitting glasses and entering prescriptions at clinics, manning the booth at a community awareness event, reading prescriptions of donated eyeglasses, and replacing bulbs in lighting fixtures around the office.

He feels that his volunteer work here has been rewarding, knowing that he is doing something to help people. He is also glad he can answer the concerns of people in the clinic and in the eye screenings. Mr. Vaughn enjoys working with the staff, and he continues to be a kind and dedicated member of our community.