Breaking News: Lions, LCIF Prepare for Hurricane Isaac
On the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, another unwelcome guest has made a visit to New Orleans and the northern Gulf Coast of the United States.
At this time, Hurricane Isaac has made landfall at or near the same area that was devastated by Katrina.
We know Lions everywhere join us in sending their thoughts and prayers to residents in the storm’s path. Although no one is expecting Isaac to hit with near the velocity of Katrina, Lions Clubs International and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) are standing by to assist Gulf Coast Lions in providing disaster relief if, when and where needed.
We must always be ready and able to provide disaster relief at a moment’s notice – whether from hurricanes, typhoons (such as the Super Typhoon that recently struck Okinawa and Korea), earthquakes, tsunamis, or man-made disasters. It is important to maintain funds for disaster relief efforts.
Recently we have provided tens of thousands of dollars in emergency grants for flood relief in Mali, Thailand, Canada, MD300 Taiwan, Bangladesh, England and Japan, as well as typhoon relief to the Philippines, earthquake relief to Italy and wildfire relief to western areas of the United States. This was made possible by the generosity of Lions, who donate selflessly to LCIF.
This year’s presidential theme is “In A World of Service.” Lions literally serve communities around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Disasters strike at a moment’s notice, and we must be ready to respond.
We encourage all Lions to consider making a donation to LCIF disaster relief so we can answer the call to provide much needed funding when and where needed. Visit the LCIF Disaster Relief Page to donate now.