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Christian Record Services for the Blind Marks 125 Years of Transformative Service

In the heart of compassion and dedication, Christian Record Services (CRS) stands tall as it celebrates an incredible milestone—125 years of unwavering commitment to serving individuals worldwide who are blind and visually impaired. Since its inception in 1899, CRS has been a beacon of hope, breaking down barriers and providing life-changing services to individuals facing vision challenges. 

Founded on the principles of love and Christian values, CRS strives to meet the changing needs of its members. For over a century, the organization has been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at empowering individuals who are blind or visually impaired, fostering inclusivity and enabling independence. 

The 125th anniversary is not just a celebration of longevity but a testament to the enduring impact CRS has had and continues to have on the lives of countless individuals. 

“The organization’s founder, Austin O. Wilson, dreamed of more Christian braille resources for people like himself to learn more about God’s love for them. Reaching this monumental milestone demonstrates how his vision was fulfilled with the expanding services and programs offered through the years. We look forward to continued growth and meaningful service,” stated Diane Thurber, president. 

As CRS commemorates 125 years of service, it stands as a shining example of love, resilience, and the transformative power of dedicated service. Here's to the past, present, and future of CRS as it continues to illuminate the path toward a more inclusive, accessible world for the blind and visually impaired community.