The Greenwich Lions Clubs recently was told that its support helps provide guide dogs to the visually impaired in 44 states. That was included in an update to the club from Eliot D. Russman, CEO of the Bloomfield, Conn.-based Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.
The Greenwich Lions donated $500 to Fidelco as part of its ongoing support of programs for the blind and visually impaired. Fidelco breeds, trains and places German shepherd guide dogs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Russman said Fidelco spends about $26,000 to train each dog and has placed more than 1,000 dogs, including 44 in Connecticut and four in Fairfield County.
Former Lions Club president Alan Gunzburg has been a Fidelco client for a number of years. In addition to its support for Fidelco, the Lions assist research programs for the blind and sight-impaired at Yale, UConn and the Lions Low Vision Center at Greenwich Hospital.
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