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Lions, LCIF Providing Disaster Relief for Hurricane Irene Victims in U.S.

August 31, 2011

During the past week, several areas of the United States experienced widespread flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene. LCIF has awarded US$110,000 in emergency grants to districts in Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Massachusetts. Our members are using these grants for immediate disaster relief efforts.

Hurricane Irene Damage

Yesterday, Lions in New Bern, North Carolina helped serve 1,700 meals and provided vouchers for food and other supplies to victims. Lions in District 31-H have also distributed more than US$6,000 worth of cleaning supplies and relief kits. And today, LCIF Chairperson Sid Scruggs is visiting affected areas in North Carolina to assess immediate needs. “The problem is that the Noss River overflowed and there was water of 1.5 feet deep in homes,” says Sid. “Now that the water has rescinded some, there is still a lot of clean up left and people cannot drink the water.”

You can help support our relief efforts by making a dedicated donation to the “Hurricane Irene 2011” fund. Please visit our Donations page for more information.

  1. October 6, 2011 3:40 pm

    Thank you sir President Tam, regards to other team members. I’m proud to be a Lions club member. Caring for others, sharing with others and daring for others is a fulfilled life. ln Abayomi Oriretan, Egbeda host district 404B, Lagos, Nigeria.

  2. PDG Jean W. Martin permalink
    October 1, 2011 7:48 pm

    Thank you so much for prompt assistance with an LCIF Emergency Grant to District 33Y in Western Massachusetts for Hurricane Irene victims. This is an especially difficult time having this disaster on 8/28 when on 6/1 we suffered two tornadoes in District 33Y, for which LCIF also provided us with an Emergency grant.

    I am so proud to be a Lion and to be here helping others to cope with disasters when they strike.

    HUGS (Helping Us Give Service)
    PDG Jean W. Martin
    District 33Y – Western Massachusetts

  3. Lioness Sushil Bansal permalink
    September 25, 2011 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much for your help for District 51-E, unto the fury of Hurricane Irene. It’s our foremost duty to extend our heartfelt thanks to the club team, donors for extending help to hurricane disaster victims and wish a great success in their service of human beings.

    Lioness Sushil Bansal, President Chandigarh Panchkual Diamond 321A2 India

  4. Anonymous permalink
    September 6, 2011 7:24 am

    Thank you so much for your help for District 51-E, unto the fury of Huricane Irene.
    PDG William Rivera Felix

  5. William Rivera Felix permalink
    September 6, 2011 6:41 am

    In Puerto Rico we are thankful for your aid received in our District 51- E, for Irene’s victims.
    CL William Rivera Felix PDG-LCIF Coordinator

  6. September 4, 2011 3:29 pm

    To President Tam and team, what a quick response to the Hurricane Irene disaster. Bravo from district 404A, Nigeria

  7. Gustavo MArtinez-Ramos permalink
    September 2, 2011 1:31 pm

    We are thankful for your help. We are having the first meeting of District 51 C on the island, and it will be mentioned to all Lions present as evidence of how we work.

    Thanks again,
    Gustavo Martinez-Ramos
    LCIF District Coordinator

    • September 2, 2011 1:44 pm

      Thanks for spreading the word … and for all you do to help others.

  8. September 2, 2011 4:50 am

    Remember every penny donated goes to relief. Lions helping those in need. This is a terrible situation and with the number climbing daily we all need to be thankful that our organization has such a fast response group that gets out there when they need to and gets the job done.

    • September 2, 2011 1:45 pm

      Yes, donors can be confident that their contributions will go to the people who need them because 100 percent of every donation to the Foundation goes to our projects!

  9. Anonymous permalink
    September 1, 2011 4:27 am

    In Puerto Rico, we are thankful to LCIF for the aid received for Irene’s victims.

    Milagros Hernandez, PDG LCIF District Coordinator.

    • September 1, 2011 7:50 am

      Thanks for all you are doing to help victims of Hurricane Irene.

  10. August 31, 2011 1:40 pm

    Another great example of how becoming a Lion makes YOUR HEART FEEL WARM ALL THE TIME!!!

    • September 1, 2011 7:50 am

      Yes, very proud of all the Lions who are helping others affected by this disaster!


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