Community Work

VOSH Southeast conducts various mini-missions and fund raising events in communities throughout Florida. Browse through our projects below.


Eye Clinics

The Team’s report: Gainesville Community Ministries
Dateline: September 11th, 2004


The first-ever eye clinic was at Gainesville Community Ministries on September 11, 2004. There were over a dozen members from First Lutheran Church in Gainesville that ran the clinic along with two OD’s. There were 33 patients seen ranging in age from 13-69.

Glasses dispensed:

16 readers 2 peds 14 womens 7 mens 39 total

The best part is no one was turned away!

The next clinic will be December 11th. The other great thing that came out of this is a relationship FLC is starting to build with the local Lion’s Club in town. They want to ‘partner up’ with FLC on cleaning glasses, glasses donations, and possibly working together to buy new equipment. Both the Lion’s Club and Michael, the director, from GCM thinks this project could possibly qualify for grants through the United Way to purchase equipment!

The clinic has proven to be a big success. Below are totals of Patients seen and the number of eyeglasses we dispensed to them.

DatePatients SeenGlasses Dispensed
9/11/04 3339
12/11/04 4440
1/7/053842
3/19/053533
6/4/051819
9/18/052517
3/25/062126
6/10/063744
8/19/063744
10/28/063230
1/12/074439
8/19/072420
10/20/07 3645
1/12/084543
7/12/083753
7/12/083753
9/13/08 2026
2/28/094652

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