Major Earthquake Rattles Indonesia
On August 5, 2018, the relative calm and tranquility of the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, gave way to panic and fear when a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck. Early reports indicate more than 100 lives have been lost and thousands of people have been left homeless. Rescue efforts are currently underway for people trapped in the rubble of hundreds of buildings.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has approved US$50,000 in designated disaster funding to assist local Lions in providing much needed early response relief.
We know Lions everywhere join us in sending their thoughts and prayers to the people affected by this recent disaster as they mourn the loss of loved ones and struggle to find adequate housing, fresh water and food. As aftershocks continue, Lions in Indonesia are already providing relief with much-needed supplies.
We wish healing and recovery to all who are impacted by this devastation. To our fellow Lions, we thank you for your dedication to LCIF. Our entire community of Lions benefits from your generosity of spirit, service, and giving.
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal
Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation
International President, Lions Clubs International