Delivering Supplies

LCIF Provides Emergency/Disaster Relief Grants in February 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

In February 2015, LCIF provided 7 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$65,000.

These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Turkey, District 118-E
$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301-B2
$5,000 for typhoon relief

California, USA, District 4-L1
$10,000 for fire relief

Indonesia, District 307-B1
$10,000 for flood relief

Indonesia, District 307-A1
$10,000 for flood relief

Albania, District UND
$10,000 for flood relief

Madagascar, District 403-B2
$10,000 for cyclone relief

*Emergency grants listed by date approved.

Emergency Grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. 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.


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Read the March LION Magazine

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In the March Lion Magazine: Nineteen years after a highway tragedy, Lions in California continue to send truckloads of goods to Navajos in New Mexico. Read about how this project has touched lives in an area where four out of 10 Navajos are unemployed. Also, get the inside scoop on the Hawaii convention with Lion Robert K. Y. Lee, Host Committee chair.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, watch a video of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became a national hero when he landed his struggling plane in the Hudson River in 2009, saving everyone aboard. Sullenberger delivered the keynote speech at the 93rd International Convention in 2010. Also, read LION stories from the archives on how the iPhone and other inventions changed the lives of the blind.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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ear care

Today is International Ear Care Day!

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According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion young people worldwide are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices. To draw attention to this problem, the theme for this year’s International Ear Care Day is “Make Listening Safe.”

Conducting a hearing screening, providing hearing aids to those in need, distributing professional hearing and ear health publications, and inviting a hearing care professional to speak at a club event are some of the many ways your club can participate in International Ear Care Day!

How does your club promote the importance of proper ear care?

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LCIF Foundation

LCIF: Building a Foundation of Service

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In fiscal year 2013-2014, Lions, our partners and friends generously donated US$43.9 million to LCIF. The Foundation awarded 538 grants totaling more than US$46 million.

Because of your generosity and compassion, 83,000 people received cataract or trichiasis surgery, millions of children were vaccinated against measles and rubella, and 51,000 victims of natural disasters received emergency relief. Read LCIF’s Annual Report for 2013-2014 to learn how your donations continue to change lives and build our foundation of service.


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Hawaiian Shirt Challenge

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Aloha, Lions! Are you up for the challenge? IP Joe Preston invites you to participate in the Hawaiian Shirt Challenge. Put on your favorite Hawaiian attire and post a video or picture and let us know if you are coming to this year’s Lions International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii!

We hope to see you there!

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