The McKeesport Lions Club is asking for your help during its 'Recycle For Sight' campaign. Every year, volunteers collect eyeglasses that are no longer being used. Once the eye wear has been cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and packaged, they are then distributed to people in need around the globe. The impact is truly life changing.
For your convenience, contributions can now be deposited in the designated donation boxes located inside McKeesport City Hall and at the McKee's Point Marina Cafe.
Eyeglasses can also be dropped off at the McKeesport Lions Club's information booth during the Summer Concert series in Renziehausen Park.
MCKEESPORT LIONS HONOR LATE CLUB PRESIDENT WITH NEW PAVILION IN RENZIEHAUSEN PARK
For over sixty years, DeWayne 'Dewey' Wivagg served the community as an active member of the McKeesport Lions Club. Through his selfless actions, Dewey demonstrated his loyalty to the Lions Club and its members. In time, the McKeesport native's leadership skills would earn him the role of President of the Lions Club.
Always one to promote and practice the principles of good government, Dewey became an inspiration throughout the community. When he was not assisting the Lions Club, Dewey was utilizing his positive attitude and work ethics with other McKeesport based organizations. Two notable positions that he held were Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the United Methodist Church of McKeesport and Director of the McKeesport Heritage Center.
On a much greater scale, Dewey cast his fears aside and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Stationed in Japan on the island of Okinawa, he worked as a Pharmacist's Mate First Class.
Most humbling for Dewey though was being honored by the Lions Club International Foundation and receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian services.