Earlier this week as Superstorm Sandy was near landfall on the East Coast, Lions were there to help after the storm passed. We know the devastating impact that a disaster can have in a community and as always, our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected, including members of our own Lions family. As Lions, we have once again demonstrated our quick response in the time of need, and we want to let Colorado know that Waldo Canyon remains on our minds even after new disasters occur throughout our nation & the world.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) awarded a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in Sandy 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.
Follow our efforts online for the Waldo Canyon disaster and now Sandy through the LCI blog, Twitter and Facebook. LCIF is expecting and is ready for many more emergency grant requests as Lions assess the needs of our communities and power is restored.
We believe that "In A World of Service," one person can make a difference, but together we can have an even greater impact. ROAR!