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Visually Impaired Support Group of Cumberland County, Tn. Inc.

AKA  VIS Group of Cumberland County, TN
Crossville, TN
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Basic Organization Information

Visually Impaired Support Group of Cumberland County, Tn. Inc.
Also Known As: VIS Group of Cumberland County, TN
Physical Address: Crossville, TN 38572 
EIN: 26-1681766
Web URL: www.visgroup1.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P86 Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services
P Human Services
W Public, Society Benefit
Ruling Year: 2008 


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Mission Statement

Our non-profit public service corporation was established to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired in Cumberland County, TN., through: education, communication, transportation, closed circuit television, support group meetings, visual aids, and socializing.  Even though our base office is in Cumberland County we are not limited to this county.

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Fiscal Year Starting: September 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: August 31, 2012

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Mrs Barbara June Dorgelo

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Since Feb 2011

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I have been a bookkeeper for 51 years and also worked with CPA's during my employment.  College Administrative course, notory in two states,credit manager and volunteer for several years.  Our accounting system is Quick Books which I have done for over 20 years. I have been retired for 5 years.

Leadership Statement:

We are very fortunate to be a Member Agency of the United Fund of Cumberland County who have helped our organization with a small grant and support in Cumberland county.  The VIS Group has an "On-Loan Program"  which is an on-going project because eyesight usually deteriorates and a member may only use an aid for a short period of time because of decreasing vision.  It enables members to borrow the large equipment that they may not otherwise afford and return when unable to use any longer.  Due to the decreasing state and federal budgets and higher food prices this program is needed more then ever now.   Just consider your reaction if you heard the eye specialist say "your vision is in steady decline and neither therapy nor corrective lenses will help" . As anyone will tell you, there is no such thing as being "prepared"  for this kind of news. The vision aids that we provide our members allow them to be more independent and raises self-confidence and self-esteem.  We know how to persevere.  If we have the proper tools...we can do anything!   The main purpose is to provide education, communication, and taking care of their daily functions by providing  magnifying glasses, Television glasses, talking clocks and watches, also talking blood pressure items plus the CCTV's.   Since I am sighted it has really been an "eye opener" for me and I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to learn and help the blind and visually impaired.  Early detection is the Key!  More than 10 million Americans are affected by Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50.   Their first thoughts are (1) Loss of Privacy, (2) Loss of Confidence, (3) Loss of Self-worth, (4) Loss of Employment and (5) Loss of Friends and Family.

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Program Description:

Our VIS Support Group was started to help visually imparied persons and their caregivers to share experiences and problems.  Our monthly support group meetings with speakers who were invited to present programs about blindness and low vision solutions.  We have approximately 40 participants each month.   Our goal is to provide Closed Circuit Television units (CCTV's) and other visual aids to help them feel more independent in doing daily routine tasks.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Our VIS Group had our first  fundraiser last September 2010 with the help of the Christ Lutheran Church and additional donation from Thrivent Lutheran Organization. Donated a $2399.99 CCTV (Closed Circuit to television) to the new library in Crossville,TN  which helps all visually impaired residents and visitors  who frequent the library.   Our monthly meetings are informative with speakers and socializing  time which is very important to the shut-ins. Our membership has doubled and vision aids are ordered as soon as a request is made for those who are members in good standing to enhance their lives.  A November 2011 fundraiser is planned, also another one in February, 2012.. A free Health Conference June 14, 2012 with vision specialists  from Vanderbilt University and Crossville, TN. as speakers to provide our members and the community with new research and information essential to the growing population of visually impaired..   VIS is the only Visually Impaired Support Group in a fourteen county radius.Our Board of Directors are all volunteers with eight visually impaired and four are sighted. Affiliated with The United Fund of Cumberland County, Tennessee Council of the Blind and American Council of the Blind.  The 2010 Cumberland County Census of 56,053 shows that 22% have uncorrectable vision of 20/40-blindness. As the Baby Boomers age there will be a continuously growing number with severe age-related eye conditions.  Visually impaired people struggle every day with depression, routine tasks and loneness to fit into some sort of normal life style.  They need to learn new ways to accomplish routine daily tasks that we take for granted, and live independently and productive lives, minimizing the need for more costly in-home or nursing home care.  Another important program we have is to purchase a van vehicle to enable the shut-ins the opportunity to come to our meetings and help them get to their doctors appointments and lead a normal life as possible.
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