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LCIF Chairperson Al Brandel Visits Haiti

January 25, 2010

LCIF Chairperson Al Brandel and his wife Dr. Maureen Murphy led a team of 40 Lions from the Dominican Republic to deliver water, food and medical supplies to earthquake victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 22.

Lions, LCIF Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

The situation in Haiti was chaotic, but Al and Lions from the Dominican Republic had a good, emotional meeting with Lions in Haiti who had lived through the disaster and are now working to help other victims.

LCIF Chairperson Al Brandel Meets with Lions in Haiti

Chairperson Al also met with local Lions to develop a long-term plan for reconstruction, and a committee of Lions leaders from the area was established to oversee relief efforts, including sending a truck of relief supplies from the Dominican Republic to the affected area.

LCIF Chairperson Al Brandel in Haiti

After the meeting, the Lions went to Port-au-Prince to visit the affected areas. Lions also unloaded the supply truck when it arrived in Haiti on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

Lions Deliver Relief Supplies to Haiti

Haitian Lions and Leos distributed the supplies to a hospital and orphanage. Lions are also establishing a tent city of 200 tents donated by Swedish Lions to provide shelter for those left homeless as well as relief workers, a clinic and psychiatric assistance.

View more photos of Lions, LCIF relief efforts in Haiti on Flickr.


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