LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, October 2017

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) offers a variety of funding options to support various stages for disaster relief operations, including Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Community Recovery and Major Catastrophe Grants.

For districts impacted by a natural disaster including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis, Emergency Grants provide up to US$10,000. Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year. Community Recovery Grants aid districts interested in supporting short-term cleanup and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs. Lions district governors may submit proposals for community recovery grants.

In October 2017, LCIF awarded 14 Emergency Grants, 1 Disaster Preparedness Grant, and 1 Community Recovery Grant totaling US$147,750. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Louisiana, USA, District 8-S
US$10,000 for disaster preparedness

Guadeloupe, District 63
US$10,000 for hurricane relief

Somalia, District 411-A
US$9,000 for flood relief

Nicaragua, District D-5
US$10,000 for hurricane relief

Paraguay, District M-1
US$5,000 for windstorm relief

California, USA, District 4-C2
US$10,000 for wildfire relief

Indonesia, District 307-B2
US$10,000 for volcano relief

Mexico, District B-7
US$10,000 for flood relief

Republic of South Africa, District 410-B
US$10,000 for tornado relief

Turkey, District 118-R
US$3,750 for community recovery

MD300 Taiwan, District 3oo-F
US$10,000 for typhoon relief

Portugal, District 115-CS
US$10,000 for wildfire relief

Guatemala, District D-3
US$10,000 for flood relief

Uganda, District 411-B
US$10,000 for flood relief

Thailand, District 310-A2
US$10,000 for flood relief

Thailand, District 310-E
US$10,000 for flood relief


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