Aug
11

LCIF is Responding to Typhoon Soudelor

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Typhoon Soudelor has devastated the Western Pacific region and has claimed dozens of lives already. Millions of families are without water, electricity or shelter. The storm has caused monsoon rains, high winds, flooding and landslides throughout the region.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) responded immediately. A US$10,000 Emergency grant was awarded to the Lions of District 204 Micronesia forrelief efforts in Saipan. A US$200,000 Major Catastrophe grant was awarded to Multiple District 300 Taiwan to assist with both immediate needs and long-term reconstruction there.

When natural disasters strike, Lions can to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from LCIF to assist with crucial immediate and/or long-term reconstruction needs. 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. When disasters occur on a much larger scale, Major Catastrophe grants are awarded for long-term reconstruction projects.

Please consider making a contribution to LCIF’s disaster relief fund to give hope to those who have been devastated by this disaster.

Radar image of Typhoon Soudelor approaching Taiwan

Radar image of Typhoon Soudelor approaching Taiwan, August 8, 2015

LION Magazine
Aug
7

In the July/August LION Magazine…

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In the July/August LION, become acquainted with 2015-16 International President, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, find out why a tree limb crushed a 21-year-old’s spine but not her spirit and learn how a club in North Dakota went from almost losing its charter to becoming a revived service powerhouse full of families.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, watch videos about President Yamada and his theme, read stories from the LION vault and view the Higher Key Award recipients.

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

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Aug
6

LCIF Awards Disaster Relief Grants, July 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 grantsand funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). 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.

In July 2015, LCIF awarded 11 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$90,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Ivory Coast, District 403-A2
$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 322-F
$10,000 for landslide relief

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$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301
$5,000 for typhoon relief

Brazil, District LD-8
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-2
$10,000 for flood relief

Illinois, USA, District 1-H
$10,000 for tornado relief

Pakistan, District 305-N1
$5,000 for flood relief

Kentucky, USA, District 43-Y
$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 323-G2
$5,000 for flood relief

Pakistan, District 305-S3
$5,000 for flood relief

 

Lions Clubs Youth Camp & Exchange
Aug
5

Youth Camp & Exchange Reporting – Submit by September 30!

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If you are a 2015-16 Youth Camp and Exchange (YCE) Program Chairperson planning the next season of Lions youth exchange stays and camps, please work with your District Governors and Council Chairpersons to submit your District YCE Report form (YCE-510D) and/or Multiple District YCE Report Form (YCE-510MD) to headquarters by September 30.  Completed forms can be submitted via email to youthexchange@lionsclubs.org or via post to Lions Clubs International, Service Activities Division, 300 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Submitting the YCE-510 form will ensure that your current appointment as chairperson and your 2015-2016 youth camp sessions are listed in the 2015-2016 edition of the online Lions Youth Camp & Exchange Directory.

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Aug
4

How to Apply for an LCIF Emergency Grant

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Your Lions district or multiple district is making an impact in your community every day. Did you know that a Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Emergency grant can help your community after a natural disaster? 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. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency grant funding each year.

Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds within 30 days of a disaster to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. If your district is affected by a large-scale natural disaster, review the Emergency grant guidelines.  Then submit your Emergency grant application. To help meet the 30-day submission deadline, it is recommended that requests be submitted via email, fax or phone.

Emergency Grant Application

LCIF can provide suggestions for appropriate use of grant funds and determining immediate needs. Please contact the Humanitarian Programs department at (630) 203-3819 or lcifemergencygrants@lionsclubs.org with questions.

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