Donations coming in for nonprofit group |

Donations coming in for nonprofit group

Members of E Clampus Vitus, Chapter 10 presented Sierra Services for the Blind with a $2,500 check Thursday, extending a record run of donations for the nonprofit since the group announced it was in danger of closing last month.

The donation is one of the largest single donations Sierra Services has received since board members issued a public plea to help keep the organization afloat. The group has collected $20,000 in donations in the last three weeks, which is enough to keep the organization providing service for 411 clients, said Executive Director Richard Crandall.

“This sets new records for us,” Crandall said Thursday. “We’ve never had money like this come in.”

In addition, Sierra Services for the Blind, which offers counseling, transportation and other services for the visually impaired, has added almost a dozen new members to its rolls in the last month, Crandall said.

For more information, call Sierra Services for the Blind at 265-2121.

– David Mirhadi

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