We Support Leader Dogs for the Blind

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in News | 0 comments

We Support Leader Dogs for the Blind

Rochester Plumbing and Heating is a big supporter of another Rochester area organization – the nationally recognized Leader Dogs for the Blind. As Keith Carpenter (President – Rochester Plumbing and Heating, Inc.) said recently: “Leader Dogs for the Blind is a great organization and has helped so many vision impaired people from all over the world.”

Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 clients attend their 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of their clients.

Thanks to generous donations from supporters, guide dog services are provided free of charge, including room and board and travel to and from their campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for clients living in North America.

Leader Dog is recognized as a “Best In America” Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).