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

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 “Now that the water has rescinded some, there is still a lot of clean up left and people cannot drink the water.”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.

14 Comments on “Lions, LCIF Providing Disaster Relief for Hurricane Irene Victims in U.S.

  1. We appreciate who is helping or District 51-E, this is a great job.

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

    Milagros Hernandez, PDG LCIF District Coordinator.