This Week's Good Deeds

Assistance for flood victims and free eyesight screenings in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

Research by staff September 15, 2016

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University Park Country Club general manager Laurie Evans (center) assists staff members in organizing the furniture and household good donations that helped recent flood victims

University Park Country Club members recently assisted victims of floods caused by Hurricane Hermine by donating more than $27,000 in cash and gift cards as well as enough furniture and household goods to fill a 15-foot U-Haul truck seven times and the University Park Country Club administration office four times. Total cash, gift card and in-kind donations totaled more than $40,000.

Bradenton's Eye Associates recently debuted its SightMobile, a 25-foot-long air-conditioned bus that travels throughout Manatee, Sarasota and south Hillsborough counties providing complimentary eye screenings as a community service. The SightMobile travels to local organizations and performs free distance vision screenings and glaucoma pressure screenings in five minutes or less.

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