Story of the Week: Lions Improve High School Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

Thank you LionsWhen 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.

high school computer lab

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.

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  • MJF Lion Kishore Bansal

    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 is great job.Lions have an opportunity to shine a light and show the strength of our worldwide network doing special service action campaign.
    May there always be Lions to share Laughter, Troubles and Victories in Society.

  • Lion Lois Foret

    What a GREAT feeling it is to have the Lions of Louisiana aid in the renewal of our lower parish. We hope to always be able to help.

  • Helen Coulonge

    As a member of Terrytown’s Lions Club, my granddaughter attended Chalmete School before and after Hurricane Katrina ! She informed me about what the Lions were doing for their school . It made me very proud to be a Lion !
    When the coats were given out, she refused hers, because we were able to replace her coast for her ! She did not want to take a coat, so no child would do without one !! We were so proud of her !! She was only in kindergarten !