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Lions, LCIF Providing US$1.25 Million in Disaster Relief for Quake, Tsunami Victims in Japan

March 11, 2011

Today, the largest earthquake in Japan’s history devastated the eastern coast of the country, accompanied by a towering tsunami. As always, Lions and LCIF are among the first to respond, bringing aid to the people affected by this disaster.

Japan Earthquake

Looking to the extraordinary dimension of this earthquake and tsunami, LCIF is providing more than US$1.25 million, or 100 million Yen, for immediate relief for Japan. This includes a major catastrophe grant, six emergency grants and designated donations from Lions worldwide. LCIF is also in communication with Lions in Japan and affected countries to assess additional needs, and has established a designated fund for Lions to directly support this disaster.

Your financial support of your Foundation for earthquake and tsunami relief is critical to meeting the immediate and long-term needs of the most vulnerable families. Please consider supporting LCIF for this initiative and giving hope to those who are suffering. Make a donation now.

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  1. Joe Costa, Crockett Lions Club Secretary, MD4 YE Chairman permalink
    March 15, 2011 5:27 pm

    In 4C3, we are very active in the youth exchange program and host Japanese youth every summer, and we stay in contact over the years. So far, I have heard from five youth letting me know that they are okay. I am still waiting to hear from five more, so we wait and pray for them. At our club meeting tomorrow A.M. we will determine the best way to support the disaster efforts. I personally will donate $1,000 to the cause. Just wish I could get a Melvin Jones for the donation.

  2. March 14, 2011 2:07 pm

    I am a member of the Mayne Island Lions Club — Mayne Island BC. Our club has been involved with a Japanese Memorial Garden for years, and we have a deep affinity for the Japanese people. My son-in-law is Japanese from Kumamoto in the south of Japan. His mother still lives there and his brother lives in Tokyo.

    The thought that has occurred to me is that if EVERY LION on the planet could find it possible to personally donate the equivalent of $100 (US or CDN) it would enrich the LCIF contribution substantially.

    Any thoughts about this as a viable idea? We will be bringing this up as a topic at our next executive meeting. Our club has already agreed to donate a minimum of $1,000.00 to the relief effort.

    JohnG, 2nd Vice-President, Mayne Island Lions Club

    • March 14, 2011 6:35 pm

      Thank you for your comment, ideas and for letting us know about your club’s very generous donation. Every dollar donated will go directly to help the victims of this disaster.


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