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Vision Resource Center Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Facility

Jun 12, 2019

The Vision Resource Center held an open house and ribbon cutting today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its new location at 2736 Cedar Creek Road.

“It’s been a long journey for the vision resource center as they sought a new location, and we are personally proud that Cumberland County could be a partner,” said Jeannette Council, Chair of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. “This organization now has this almost 3,000 square foot house, all its own.”

The VRC is leasing the 2,752-square-foot house, which sits on approximately 7.06 acres, from the County for three years and three months at a rate of $2,400 a year. The Board of Commissioners found that the property would not be needed for government purposes during the lease term and approved the agreement in March.

“The VRC will provide specialized classes, training, information and support to help the visually impaired reach their full potential,” said Commissioner Glenn Adams.

Council, Adams, Commissioner Charles Evans and Terri Thomas, VRC Executive Director participated in the ribbon cutting.

During the open house, guests toured the building and learned about the center’s mission and programs.

Other speakers included Jeffrey Hawting, LCI President, Charles Luther and Alvin Ricks, Vision Resource Center members.

“Now we can actually do some programs in a beautiful area, a therapeutic area, provide the skills, provide the socialization (for our members),” said Thomas.

The non-profit Vision Resource Center is celebrating 80 years of service this year. The center started in 1939 as the Cumberland County Association of the Blind, serving the needs of the visually impaired population in conjunction with the Cumberland County Department of Social Services. To learn more, contact the VRC at 910-483-2719 or visit its website at visionresourcecentercc.org/

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