Guam - New Vision Guam will be holding a general membership meeting this weekend at the Astumbo Senior Citizens Center in Dededo and they're encouraging people who are blind or with low vision and their families to attend. The group is in the process of becoming a non-profit organization and will be going over articles of incorporation and bylaws.
The mission is to change the way people understand blindness through programs. Member of the organization Lee Cruz is encouraging individuals to attend, telling KUAM News, "Our object of getting an NPO status is to be able to compete with others for grant money through government sources and also private foundations in order to provide services and programs for the blind and those with low vision to support, educate and advocate. That's our main mission."
While the group only has 20 active members, Cruz says it is estimated that 500 people on Guam are blind, with 2,000 people with low vision. The meeting will be held on Saturday beginning at 10am.