Christenbury Eye Center Creates Red Kettle Matching Challenge to Support Families in Need

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Meet the Challenge! Donations to Salvation Army Red Kettle Challenge Are Matched to Help Two Single Moms with Children

Salvation Army Center of Hope

Christenbury Eye Center expects to raise $7,200 to support 2 families in need of permanent housing.

We're blessed to be able to help a family in need at this time of year when the weather changes and families are even more at risk.

Christenbury Eye Center created a Salvation Army Red Kettle Matching Challenge to raise funds to support two families in need this holiday season. Donated funds will be matched up to $3,600. This year marks the 10th year the Center has sponsored a family in need of permanent housing. This year's sponsored families include two single mothers, each with two children, currently living in the Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter. Each family will receive funds to cover housing expenses for six months. Dr. Jonathan Christenbury, Medical Director at Christenbury Eye Center, expects to donate and raise a total of $7,200 to support these families in need.

Dr. Christenbury says, "We're blessed to be able to help a family in need at this time of year when the weather changes and families are even more at risk. This year, we decided to create a challenge grant to help an additional family currently living in the shelter."

Inspired by the lives changed by the Salvation Army, Dr. Christenbury continues to support this worthy cause on an annual basis. Recently, Dr. Christenbury was informed about a woman who was helped by Christenbury Eye Center's donation several years ago. The woman emigrated from Nigeria to the U.S, and shortly afterward found herself homeless and a single mother. Now she's back on her feet again, living independently and working full-time at a large department store. She mentioned to the Salvation Army Center of Hope and Christenbury Eye Center that she wanted to thank everyone for helping her and her family. She said she may not have survived the winter without the Center's generosity.

Interested donors should visit the Salvation Army's Red Kettle site for information about this challenge and to make a donation. For more information about Christenbury Eye Center, call (877) 702-2020 or visit the Christenbury Eye Center website and watch our Facebook page for more information.

About the Christenbury Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For two decades he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures including LASIK, Visian ICL, and ReSTOR.

Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990s and since that time has performed more than 100,000 laser vision correction procedures. He also performed the first all laser IntraLASIK procedure on the East Coast in 2002 and the first WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK in the Carolinas in 2005. In the Spring of 2005, he was the first in the Carolinas to perform the ReSTOR® procedure, which treats Presbyopia and can eliminate reading glasses and bifocals. Today, Dr. Christenbury is the most experienced ReSTOR surgeon in the United States.

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