Charity, Friends, & Projects
Blind Endeavors Foundation was founded by Steve as a way to raise Awareness Through Adventure & Exploration. The organization is involved with school visits, giving immersive presentations and will soon have programs to encourage recreational and athletic activities within the visually impaired community.
Before Steve lost his eyesight, he did a little bit of off-roading. Earlier this year he bought a Jeep to modify as a “rock crawler” since you don’t need a license to drive off-road. Part of the purpose of the project is to share off-roading adventures with family and close friends as well as possibly developing some new technology to open up opportunities for the visually impaired.
Operation Peer Support (OPS) is a program operated by the Blinded Veteran’s Association. It is designed to support the hundreds men and women who are returning to the US blinded or experiencing significant visual impairment in connection with their service fighting the Global War on Terror; Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).