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Barker Lions learn about Hearing Foundaton

STAFF REPORTS

On Wednesday, May 2nd, Lion Don Voelker of the Gasport Lions spoke to the
Barker Lions about the Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation, Inc. He
explained that although it is called Finger Lakes, the organization covers
the Western NY regions of Lions. 

"We collect used hearing aids," he
explained. Some can be refurbished, some are used for parts, some we receive
credit for. We provide hearing testing for those who need it but cannot
afford it." Voelker then went on to explain how funding for hearing aids
works. Those who cannot afford hearing aids fill in a form. The organization
works with the testing companies and providers to get hearing aids to those
who need them. Voelker concluded his speech by paraphrasing Helen Keller.
Based on her experience, being blind created a barrier to things. Being deaf,
created a barrier between people.

The Lions Club still has a number of American Flags available for sale. These
are made at the Olmsted Center in Buffalo by individuals with sight
challenges. A 3' by 5' American Flag is $29; a 4' by 6' flag is $13.
We invite the members of our community to join us by volunteering for one of
our projects, visiting or speaking at one of our meetings, making a donation
and asking about membership. For more information about our activities,
please check our website, www.BarkerLions.org or email Roar@BarkerLions.org.