A group photo of Lighthouse employees standing outside of the Summerville facility
On May 9th, 2016 The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. opened its newest location in Summerville, South Carolina. Five months later on October 20th, the Lighthouse held a grand opening event to celebrate opportunities for jobs, independence, and self-sufficiency for people who are blind in South Carolina. The grand opening included a barbeque buffet lunch, tours of our Summerville facility, along with a short program.
Over 70 members of the community came to celebrate the grand opening of the Summerville facility and were able to see firsthand employees who are blind doing light aerospace assembly and pack assembly on hydration systems for the United States Military.
On May 9th, 2017, the Lighthouse will celebrate its one-year anniversary of providing opportunities for jobs, independence, and empowerment for people who are blind in South Carolina. We will be hosting an open house where members of the community can enjoy lunch, a short presentation which will include remarks from Lighthouse employee Wanda Hartwell, along with the opportunity to tour our facility. Of course, what would a one-year celebration be without sharing cake with everyone in attendance! In our first year of operation in Summerville, the Lighthouse now employs ten individuals, eight of whom are blind. While we look forward to our one year anniversary celebration, we are even more excited about employing another seven people who are blind over the next year as we continue to create opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind in Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston Counties in South Carolina.