Vision may make requests of its members and others interested in our
effort. These can take various forms. Sometimes these will be generic,
but occasionally we will make specific requests. Please click on the
following links or scroll down to see any current requests we have.
If you would like to assist or participate, please contact us.
We always gratefully accept monetary donations, whether
large or small, to sustain us and help carry on our work. Since we have
had no paid staff to date, all funds donated have gone directly toward
supporting the organization and our work. We do have to pay for outside
services and other items, however.
We would like to remind you that Universal Vision is a 501(c)(3)
corporation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed
Universal Vision always needs routine
monetary donations to help pay office and other operating expenses.
In addition, we are currently asking for significant donations
for two projects.
1) Our largest project
to date is trying to find a permanent home. This could be a house, a
small office building, or the funds to purchase such. This would provide
us space for a significant library, a place to hold meetings, possibly
rooms to set up some laboratories, and space for expansion for other
2) Our second project would help
sponsor a research study with a university. This
project has an estimated cost of $50,000.
If you would like to contribute toward any of these, please contact
us. Even a large number of small donations will add up, so if you
can only offer a small donation, please don't let that stop you.
We need volunteers to help us in carrying out some tasks.
This may be to do research or to support a presentation. We have established
a list of people willing to help as volunteers for certain things, but
we need more. You do not
have to live in the Houston area to volunteer.
One of our current volunteer requests
is for someone who has experience with writing grant proposals for
We are also currently looking
for people to do literature research on a variety of topics. Much of
our literature research can be done on the internet and local libraries,
though being near a university library would probably be helpful.
One of the specific types of research
we need is to examine web sites and other sources for statistical data,
including government reports and polling organizations.
If you are interested in doing any of these, please contact
or related office items
We may occasionally need office equipment, supplies, or
At the present time our needs in this
area are already met.
We ask our web site visitors if they can help by providing
certain information. There are usually several items we are looking
for. These may be a link to something, a document, a person, the location
of something, or something else we have been trying to find and have
not been able to. These types of requests will involve something in
which we have an interest, and, if met, could save us valuable time.
Many of these requests will involve information we have read in the
past, but for which we can't find the reference now.
If you would like to help us with some research, please
We are typically looking for many
pieces of information.
Some of the specific things we are asking
for now include:
a book read originally probably back in the 1970s which mentioned an
American Indian who would walk to a certain location, disrobe, and then
disappear from sight. On reappearing, he would report that he had visited
other lands. We would also be interested in other books dealing with
the same or similar topics.
2) the original court case many years ago when the judge
ruled that a driver who leaves his turn signal blinking after completing
a turn, but has no further intention of turning is not guilty if someone
turns out in front of him at an intersection. The judge's rationale
was apparently: Everyone leaves turn signals blinking.
you have or can get the information we are looking for, please contact