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Serving visually impaired and blind people of the Cape Fear region since 1939

The Vision Resource Center serves blind and visually impaired children and adults of Cumberland County through a variety of programs and services to enrich the lives of our members. 


At the Vision Resource Center, we make it our priority to provide services and programs that enrich the lives of our members. 

The need for resources to serve the needs of the blind and visually impaired is significant. According to the statistics posted on the National Federation of the Blind website:

  • 1.3 million people who are blind in this country

  • 93,600 blind school age children

  • 787,691 seniors aged 65 and older are blind and according to projections, these numbers will increase to 1.6 million by 2015 and 2.4 million by 2030

  • Only 1% of the blind population is born without sight. The vast majority of blind people lose their vision later in life due to macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes. There are treatments to delay these conditions, but there are no cures

Educate yourself and others about the limitations and hurdles of being visually impaired or blind in our community and how you can help to improve their way of life. Learn more about our VRC Family below: 

Vision Resource Center Video Library

Vision Resource Center Video Library

Vision Resource Center Video Library
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VRC Testimonial 2014  Meet Sherry

VRC Testimonial 2014 Meet Sherry

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The VRC Presents "Out of Sight" 2015

The VRC Presents "Out of Sight" 2015

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VRC "Out Of Sight" Camp Rockfish Youth Explosion 2014

VRC "Out Of Sight" Camp Rockfish Youth Explosion 2014

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You Can Help

How can you help blind and visually impaired adults and children? Consider volunteering your time or making a gift in support of VRC.


We are fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. We welcome new volunteers who can help us from assistance with general Center activities, sharing their gifts and experience through special programs, presentations or grant writing.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer organization or to learn more about our programs and services please complete the email form below. 

Watch VRC Virtual Gala Recap (October 30th, 2020) 

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We are grateful for our generous supporters. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online or by mail.

Gifts can be mailed to:

Vision Resource Center
PO Box 87385
Fayetteville NC 28304


For questions, please call our Executive Director, Terri Thomas, at 910-483-2719

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