Helen Keller Services for the Blind received a grant of $25,220 from the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG).
The funds will be used for various upgrades and improvements at the nonprofit’s Low Vision Center in Hempstead, including new lighting, flooring, and cabinetry enhancements, as well as ceilings, according to Kim Zimmer, president and CEO of Helen Keller Services.
“This generous grant from LIREG will directly benefit the children, youths, and adults with vision loss who depend on Helen Keller Services for the Blind for quality eye examinations at no cost,” Zimmer said in a statement. “Everyone at Helen Keller Services and all those we serve thank LIREG for its generous support and steadfast commitment to the Long Island community.”
Andrew Richards, co-chair of the LIREG Charity Committee, said the grant is intended to help create “a more modern and comfortable facility for the client base who relies on the Hempstead center for vital services.”