New Port Richey, FL (Dec. 19, 2014) – The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida screened over 13,000 students at 55 schools in 2013 and even more in 2014. The nonprofit organization also held several fundraisers including its recent Las Vegas Casino Night. None of these activities or events could have happened without the assistance of long serving and dedicated volunteers.
The Foundation recently held its annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon at its facility on Rowan Road in New Port Richey. Many of the volunteers attending are hearing screeners who go to local elementary and middle schools to test children’s hearing so that any difficulties are remedied before they become serious.
“Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is so grateful for all of our volunteers who spend countless hours working to help us raise money and fulfill our mission to enhance individual potential and quality of life through improved hearing,” said Craig McCart, Executive Director of the Speech & Hearing Foundation.
Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. The Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida assists hard of hearing babies and children to hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically and socially. Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c )3 charitable organization.