Story of the Week: Lions Improve High School Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
When disasters strike, Lions aren’t far behind. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Lions Clubs International Foundation mobilized US$5 million for immediate and long-term reconstruction in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.
With help from Lions, Chalmette High School in Louisiana, which was razed by the 2005 storm, rebuilt and reinvented itself. Today it is a shining example of what a modern education facility can look like.
US$1.36 million in donations from Lions like you helped the school establish a medical clinic for students and children, a library, a new computer lab and modern equipment for an industrial arts program that teaches trade skills. LCIF also funded school buses, Thanksgiving meals for the students and a program that provides coats for the kids.
In a final visit to the school, LCIF completed distributing funds for Hurricane Katrina-affected areas The school is a prime example of how your donations can help people rebuild lives after a disaster.