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Cub Scouts collect glasses for mission trip

Last updated on March 9, 2019

By Haley Bossert

Every year, several Vol State ophthalmic students are chosen to partake in a mission trip to Guatemala, where they have the opportunity to serve people in need with their knowledge and talents.

In an email from Vol State Ophthalmic Technician Program Director Alisha Cornish, the Cub Scouts Webelos 2 Den from Pack 407 collected between 200 and 300 pairs of glasses for the Volunteer State Community College ophthalmic technician department’s upcoming mission trip to Guatemala. The Webelos Scouts have been working on a project to help the ophthalmic department prepare for the trip.

From Left to right, Vol State Ophthalmic students:  Makayla Muro, Ciara Salerno, Jackson Cornish, Luke Batey, Parker Lloyd, Mark Lloyd, Mckinley Cornish, and Carrie Batey work on organizing glasses for the Ophthalmic Program’s trip to Guatemala.
From Left to right, Vol State Ophthalmic students: Makayla Muro, Ciara Salerno, Jackson Cornish, Luke Batey, Parker Lloyd, Mark Lloyd, Mckinley Cornish, and Carrie Batey work on organizing glasses for the Ophthalmic Program’s trip to Guatemala.

Cornish said that at their schools, Indian Lake Elementary and Merrol Hyde Magnet School, the boys were able to collect between 200 and 300 glasses to be given to people of all ages in Guatemala who do not have access or money to buy them.

Not only did the boys collect the glasses, but Cornish said they also helped Ophthalmic Technology Director, Alisha Cornish and her students clean, sort and organize them for the trip.
The ophthalmic students test and label each pair of donated glasses to match each patient with the most suitable glasses prescription, said Cornish.

According to the Rotary Club of Hendersonville, this annual mission trip to Guatemala touches the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and adults and could not be possible without the help of donors and volunteers such as the Webelos Scouts.

Every year, several Vol State ophthalmic students are chosen to partake in a mission trip to Guatemala, where they have the opportunity to serve people in need with their knowledge and talents.
In an email from Vol State Ophthalmic Technician Program Director Alisha Cornish, the Cub Scouts Webelos 2 Den from Pack 407 collected between 200 and 300 pairs of glasses for the Volunteer State Community College ophthalmic technician department’s upcoming mission trip to Guatemala. The Webelos Scouts have been working on a project to help the ophthalmic department prepare for the trip.
Cornish said that at their schools, Indian Lake Elementary and Merrol Hyde Magnet School, the boys were able to collect between 200 and 300 glasses to be given to people of all ages in Guatemala who do not have access or money to buy them.

Not only did the boys collect the glasses, but Cornish said they also helped Ophthalmic Technology Director, Alisha Cornish and her students clean, sort and organize them for the trip.
The ophthalmic students test and label each pair of donated glasses to match each patient with the most suitable glasses prescription, said Cornish.

According to the Rotary Club of Hendersonville, this annual mission trip to Guatemala touches the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and adults and could not be possible without the help of donors and volunteers such as the Webelos Scouts.

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