Anniversary of Disaster in Japan: Lions Clubs Bring Hope, Reconstruction

In times of crisis, the fact that Lions clubs span the globe makes it easy to mobilize support. In Japan, Lions were on the scene immediately after a massive earthquake and tsunami rocked their country on March 11, 2011.

One year later, Lions from around the world have donated US$20 million, with US$11 million already disbursed to the Lions of Japan for recovery efforts. Lions, through the Lions Clubs International Foundation, continue to support rebuilding efforts, awarding grants to pay for assistance such as pressure washers to decontaminate buildings and a community center with coin-operated laundries.

Lions disaster relief in JapanRead more about how Lions and LCIF are bringing hope to Japan in the March issue of LION Magazine.

3 Comments on “Anniversary of Disaster in Japan: Lions Clubs Bring Hope, Reconstruction


    • Dear Leo S M Alauddin Bhuiyan Alo,

      Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Japan. Through LCIF, you can easily make a donation.

      To make a donation, visit:

      There, you can select several options:
      1. You can make a donation to the general disaster fund by selecting “disaster relief”, and this donation will be MJF eligible
      2. You can make a donation to Japan specifically, which will not be MJF eligible, by selecting “disaster relief” and writing in the comments section that you would like this to be designated for Japan.

      If you have any further questions, please contact us at

      Thank you!

  2. Lions, thank you for all of your support to Japan and to LCIF. When disaster strikes, LCIF and Lions are among the first there to lend a hand. We stay for as long as it takes to finish the work, and help give disaster victims their lives back.

    Please visit to read stories from LCIF disaster relief recipients, make a donation to our disaster fund and find the latest updates on our disaster work.