Lions of Japan are Hard at Work After Multiple Disasters Pummel the Nation

Homes in Japan are under water after massive flooding in summer 2018.

Over the past two months, Japan has an unprecedented amount of natural disasters. Earthquakes, torrential downpours, flooding, heatwaves and landslides have all left their mark on the Pacific island nation this summer. Then, only days after a record-setting typhoon, another earthquake shook Japan.

Residents of Hokkaido woke in the early morning to the 6.7 magnitude quake on September 5, 2018. The island was left without electricity as massive landslides buried homes and destroyed infrastructure. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has provided a total of US$410,000 to assist with the relief efforts in the wake of these disasters.

Local Lions understand that the government and Japan’s Self Defense Force will provide immediate emergency support more efficiently, so they will focus instead on long-term community rebuilding and recovery. Planning is already underway for how Lions will assist their neighborhoods and their country in the coming weeks, months and years.

Did you know that a US$100 donation can provide essentials such as food, water, and shelter to four people in the wake of a natural disaster?

Lions in a pickup truck Japan deliver critical supplies after a disaster, summer 2018.

Please consider making a donation to LCIF’s disaster relief fund today so that important work, like that taking place in Japan, can continue.

Visit to learn how Campaign 100 will deeply engage in disaster relief efforts and in preparing for, and responding to, natural disasters whenever and wherever they strike.