Dear LCIF Coordinators,
By now I am sure that you have heard much about the recent disaster in the Philippines. Many communities in the path of Super Typhoon Haiyan will have a long road to recovery. Initial estimates indicate that as many as 10,000 individuals lost their lives, and many thousands more have lost their homes. As LCIF Coordinators, it is important for you to know what LCIF is doing to support our fellow Lions and their communities. To date, LCIF has approved US$130,000 from the LCIF Disaster Relief fund. During their recent forum, the Lions of OSEAL (Orient and South East Asia Lions) also committed an additional US$370,000.
In addition to these funds, LCIF is encouraging Lions to donate to the general Disaster Relief fund at the Foundation. These donations will support disaster relief in the Philippines and be MJF eligible. Please encourage Lions in your districts and MDs to give to this area, which will give LCIF the flexibility and resources to best respond. Please see the link below to donate to the Disaster Relief fund.
As we receive more reports from the Philippines, we will continue to update you on any changes in the situation or additional disaster funding. In the meantime, I know you will work hard in your districts and MDs to ensure that we have the resources available to help our fellow Lions in the Philippines.
Wayne A. Madden
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Online donations to LCIF’s Disaster Relief fund:
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