Mr. Kihm pictured here with his daughter, Barb Crompton, at the United Way Volunteer Awards Banquet – March 10, 2011
Mr. Kihm exemplifies the true dedication of our volunteers. At least once a month he travels a minimum of 1 ½ hours each way to and from Cleveland Sight Center, taking a total of 6 buses. He spends the entire day at the agency repairing white canes used by individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
Legally blind due to macular degeneration, Mr. Kihm understands the challenges faced by our clients, and is appreciative of the support he has personally received from Cleveland Sight Center. He is passionate about volunteering, saying that it “leaves you with a sense of value.”
Restoring a client’s white cane helps to preserve his/her ability to navigate safely and independently. The white cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired to help with spatial orientation and to detect obstacles while walking, and to help drivers identify and yield the right-of-way as required by law.
For information on how you may volunteer
at the Cleveland Sight Center, please call Jenny Kellogg at 216-658-4556. Thank you.