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The WHAS Crusade for Children was honored with a Beacon Award for its continuing effort to help visually-impaired children.
Crusade CEO Dawn Lee accepted the Ambassador Trophy from Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). The award celebrates the Crusade’s founding role in the creation of VIPS back in 1985. A role that continues today.
Diane Nelson, Director of VIPS said, “The Ambassador Award isn’t given every year, only to special organizations or individuals whose support has enabled us to do what we do today.”
Since 1985 the Crusade has granted more than $1 million to VIPS to assist pre-school children get a proper start on their education.
Lyndon Fire presents hydrant to VIPS
Wednesday, June 20 youngsters at Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) received a special present for their kids town learning center.
Firefighters from the Lyndon Fire Department gave the children a non-working hydrant which they had refurbished with new paint and made “kid friendly” complete with a lightweight replica of a hydrant wrench. The goal is to give the visually impaired children a tactile way to understand what a hydrant is.