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Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is working non-stop with Lions in Haiti to support "Lions Hope for Haiti."
Lions Hope for Haiti has mobilized more than US$350,000 to date. Lions around the world are responding generously and quickly to the LCIF designated fund for this disaster.
Lions around the world are also assisting:
- Lions in neighboring Caribbean countries are sending cargo containeres of requested supplies through connections with transportation companies.
- Lions in Sweden are sending large tents through the Swedish government to provide housing for those who are now homeless as well as relief workers, as they did for the China earthquake.
- Lions from District A-9, Ontario, Canada, were in the area when the earthquake hit, helping to establish a clean water system for an orphanage, and responded by establishing a make-shift medical clinic, treating 600 people.
- Lions are contributing generously, some examples include: US$86,000 pledged from Lions in Norway; US$20,000 from Lions in China; US$14,000 from District 105-I, England.
Like other previous disasters, LCIF is not only commited to meeting the immediate needs of the people, but will be working through the Lions in the region to provide relief for years to come. After other relief organizations have moved out of the area, Lions will still be on the ground, overseeing long-term reconstruction projects. Similar to previous disasters, Lions will be discussing the possibility of rebuilding homes and hospitals, redeveloping the eye care delivery system, providing human resource support, and assisting the disabled, including those disabled as a result of this disaster.
If you haven't already done so, consider making a donation to LCIF to support this diaster. One hundred percent of every donation will go directly to Haiti relief. Administrative cost are paid by interest earned on investments. LCIF just recently received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible from the independent charity evaluator.
This is much of an email sent by Al Brandel, chairman for Lions Club International Foundation
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Peter was awarded the Mevin Jones Fellowship at our January 7 lunch meeting. Pictured with him are other Poulsbo Lion MJF award recipients (from left to right): Herb Armstrong, Dennis Peters, Dick Prine, Larry Linn and Tom Settle.