Story of the Week: Lions, LCIF Providing Pakistan Flooding Relief

8/18/10 Update: Lions Clubs International Foundation approved a major catastrophe grant for Pakistan today, providing US$120,000 to fund Lions’ disaster relief efforts.

Lions and LCIF are bringing aid to communities affected by the recent flooding in Pakistan. More than 15 million people are displaced, and more than 1,200 dead, after the deadliest flooding in 80 years.

Sialkot Eden Lions Club

Photo submitted by Lion S.A. Shakil, DG 305 N2

Lions in Pakistan are already providing disaster relief. The Sialkot Eden Lions Club in District 305 N2 is distributing food packages and water to residents affected by the flooding.

Pakistan Flooding Relief Efforts

LCIF and Lions around the world are also responding. LCIF has  awarded an emergency grant, and created a designated account for Pakistan flooding relief donations. To make an online donation, please visit www.lcif.org/donate, select Disaster Donations and include “Pakistan Flooding Relief” in the comments section.

View video of the flooding, and Lions disaster relief efforts in Pakistan, on YouTube.

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  • Humayun Rashid

    In the 40 years of my membership, I have seldom come across such a monumental commitment to service, human compassion at its best – Sialkot Eden Lions Club!

    As vanguards in our service to the flood affectees, EDEN has shown the way. My pride in my membership as a Lion has redoubled because of your dedicated and persistent services to Pakistan.

    Campaign Pakistan is proud of your accomplishments.

    Humayun Rashid
    Past Council Chairperson
    ID Endorse Pakistan

  • http://www.edenlionsclub.org Lion Waseem ( President – Sialkot Eden Lions Club ) District 305 N2

    Sialkot Eden Lions Club have been providing assistance since the devastating flooding began 22 July 2010.

    You know well that Lions Clubs greatest asset is our volunteers – you and 1.35 million Lions around the world. Wherever there is a need, there is a Lions club nearby, ready to respond with their hearts and hands. In the case of disasters, we are the first to offer help, and the last to leave.

    Sialkot Eden Lions Club in Pakistan created a video. While it shows the effects of the disaster, it also shows hope – hope for brighter days ahead. This hope is because of Lions. They have put aside their own needs to help their neighbors, providing needed relief supplies and shelter.

    Lion Muhammad Waseem (President)
    Sialkot Eden Lions Club
    District 305 N2 – Pakistan
    lions@edenlionsclub.org

  • Jessica Mang

    Congratulations to the Sialkot Eden Lions Club for doing such an efficient job of distribution of food and water to the needy flood victims of Pakistan. Your ability to maintain order and peace among the chaos of people was impressive. Watching the entire video was very hard because the suffering and need are so great. Thank you for making all Lions proud!! You are an inspiration to us all.

    • http://www.edenlionsclub.org Lion Waseem ( President – Sialkot Eden Lions Club ) District 305 N2

      Sialkot Eden Lions Club – Pakistan Flood Victims Looking Forward to Lions Of Pakistan

      Pakistan: Call To Pray and Help Flood Affected Across the Country … Thousands dead and 2.5 million homeless.

      Massive rains and subsequent flooding in Pakistan has claimed the lives of thousands of people and left 2.5 millions homeless across the country.

      Thousands of villages have been submerged into rivers and millions of houses, roads, bridges, as well as standing crops and livestock, have been swept away.

      It is “the worst disaster in the history of Pakistan and bigger than the 2005 earthquake.”

      However, millions are still trapped and an acute shortage of drinking water and food has been reported. Diseases have broken out in the affected areas, and desperate people are waiting for help under the open sky.

      To make matters worse, more rains and flooding has been forecast.

      Requests have been made to international friends and organizations to support this urgent relief work.

      People have been donating food and clothes, but now the flooding is so massive, that we need the kind support of international community.

      Lion M.Waseem
      President
      Sialkot Eden Lions Club
      District 305 N2
      Pakistan
      lions@edenlionsclub.org

      • http://lionsclubsorg.wordpress.com lionsclubsorg

        Thank you for all that you are doing to help others, and for sharing your story and video of your club’s flooding relief efforts in Pakistan.