• SAAVI Staff and Students Hiking Group

    A large group of SAAVI Students and Staff equipped with their canes and walking sticks, posing for a picture before they undertake a great hike outside.
  • SAAVI Students on the move

    Two photos, one showing a group of students under learning shades walking alongside a river, with a bridge in the background. The other photo shows a student under learning shade getting ready to fly down a zipline.
  • SAAVI Students Doing Great

    Two photos, one showing four students posing in front of the Community Food Bank truck after an event. The other photo shows a group of students under learning shades getting ready to light their grills and cook that nights dinner.

Standing Together, SAAVI Strong!

Posted by: | Posted on: April 3, 2020

 

The Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is clearly shattering lives in its global path. Whether you have been affected directly or indirectly in its trail, I’m sure you will agree that your daily routine has changed.

Social distancing, self-isolating, or even sheltering in place for many of us may have been something only read about in a Sci-Fi novel. Now, due to this outbreak, we are living it everywhere every day.

Individuals are facing extreme financial strains. Businesses have shut down, employees are furloughed and, in many cases, have been laid off.  Along with these financial strains, grocery shelves are bare, hospitals are full, schools are vacant and many of us have never felt so alone. Most importantly, lives of all ages from around the world are being lost. When our planet is faced with dire news every hour, panic strikes. Kindness and equity can be rare, thus generating a sense of hopelessness.

At SAAVI services for the Blind we are remaining strong and standing together ensuring that our blind community is safe, healthy and well. We have organized outreach to contact individuals within the blind community in an effort to administer to their needs. Whether it’s a food box from a local food pantry, to picking up a prescription, to assisting in navigating a delivery app, or even just a casual conversation, SAAVI is here to lean on. We all need someone to be there for us once in a while, and that’s exactly where we are; right here right now.

If you or someone you know is in need of valuable attentiveness, or if you would like to be an active participant in this endeavor, do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can email rtorres@saavi.us or call 520 829-7376. This is a statewide effort. Please help us make a difference.

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”  Anthony J. D’Angelo