President’s Service Blog: San Bruno, California
Whenever disaster strikes, you can be sure Lions won’t be far behind. Whether it’s a devastating earthquake in the heart of Haiti or an explosion in San Bruno, California, Lions rise to the occasion and live out the motto We Serve.
I had the distinct honor to serve alongside the Millbrae Lions Club last week as they helped to ease the discomfort displaced residents experienced. A pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes and left at least four people dead, but Lions rushed to help. The Millbrae club was first on the scene, setting up after midnight so they could begin to serve breakfast at 7 a.m. to 150 residents. The club has a portable kitchen that was converted from a car carrier.
I was so proud of the Millbrae Lions, who along with the San Bruno and Bay Area Lions Clubs were truly beacons of hope. Despite the tragic circumstances, each Lion was a shining ray of hope to lead the way through this trying time. My heart goes out to those affected by this disaster and you are all in my thoughts.