MD 300 Taiwan Disaster Relief

Rescuers try to enter an office building that collapsed on its side after an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo)

Dear Lions,

I know you join me in sending thoughts and prayers to the people of Multiple District 300 Taiwan as they struggle to recover from a devastating earthquake. The earthquake struck near the city of Tainan, in the southern part of the island in the early morning hours of February 6, as most people lay sleeping. Many buildings collapsed.

The Lions of Multiple District 300 Taiwan have asked for emergency grants to provide immediate relief. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has responded, providing a major catastrophe grant of US$150,000 – less than 24 hours after the earthquake occurred. The foundation also gave 15 emergency grants to support immediate relief efforts, bringing the immediate total to US$300,000.

We can never predict when and where a natural disaster will occur. Your generous donations to LCIF allow us to respond with much needed funds to provide local Lions with the means necessary to supply food, fresh water, blankets, and clothing in the short term, as well as the ability to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals in disaster areas long after other agencies are gone.

This fiscal year alone, we have provided over US$983,000 in emergency and catastrophe grants. Your generosity means so much to so many people.

Please consider making a donation to LCIF’s disaster fund today to ensure that victims of natural disasters around the world get the help they need.

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Sincerely,

 

Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada

International President

 

Joe Preston

Chairperson, LCIF

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