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Superstorm Sandy: Lions Respond

Given the events of Superstorm Sandy we are reminded how devastating a disaster of this magnitude can impact a community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected.

Given the events of Superstorm Sandy we are reminded how devastating a disaster of this magnitude can impact a community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) awarded a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing assistance. Many Lions are already working with local food banks, police and fire departments and other local organizations.

In addition to the Major Catastrophe Grant, LCIF has awarded US$100,000 in emergency grants to Lions districts in North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. LCIF was able to award these funds from the disaster relief fund, thanks to Lions who generously donated knowing that in times of disaster there is an urgent and great need.

We believe that "In A World of Service," one person can make a difference, but together we can have an even greater impact.

For more information how you can help, email dexterlions@gmail.com or call President Jim Warden at 734-426-3854.  

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