|Published:||Sep 20, 2011 1:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 20, 2011 1:23 PM EDT|
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Frame by frame, workers from Storm Smart are installing hurricane protection at the Visually Impaired Persons Center in North Fort Myers. The 30-year old building didn't have any storm protection before, and couldn't afford an upgrade like this under normal circumstances. But, Storm Smart is donating nearly 14-thousand dollars worth of labor and materials under it's "We Care Program."
The center serves more than 400 people from Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. The visually impaired can learn skills here, and find ways to express themselves. They also use specially-designed computers and close circuit television technology services. The new storm shutters will protect this hardware worth $100,000.
Every year, Storm Smart picks a couple of organizations or individuals, and donates hurricane protection like this.
For more information on the "We Care Program" got to Storm Smart's website, http://stormsmart.com/wecare/
To learn more about the Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida, go to www.vipcenter.org/