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District 105W donations, cheques made ‘Lions Clubs International District 105W’ marked on the back ‘Pakistan Flood Appeal’, to District Treasurer. 

 

Bulletin No 4 posted on the MD105 website Tuesday 20 September 2010

As at 14th September for this financial year the Lions of MD105 have sent to Lions Clubs International Foundation for Pakistan - £51,879.78 ($81,062.16) plus 105I €5,000 ($6,493.50) making a total of $87,555.66

Lions Clubs International Foundation is committed to aiding communities affected by disasters, including the recent disaster in Pakistan. The Foundation is providing US$120,000 to help Lions providing relief to their communities, in addition to the designated donations from Lions worldwide.

More than 21 million people have been affected and displaced, representing over eight percent of the country, and over 2,000 people are dead, following the most damaging flooding in 80 years.

The World Health Organisation reported that ten million people were forced to drink unsafe water. The Pakistani economy has been harmed by extensive damage to infrastructure and crops. Structural damages are estimated to exceed £2.5 billion, and wheat crop damages are estimated to be over £300 million. Officials estimate the total economic impact to be as much as £30 billion.

Lions clubs from Karachi have provided food supplies and medicines and helped the army with the distribution in the cities of Dadu and Nowshedra. The Sialkot City Campus and Silkot Eden Lions journeyed some 1200 miles to deliver blankets, food and water and to people in need.

Distribution of water

Following an initiative by the Governor from Ireland (105I), Lion Terry Mangan, pallets of water sterilizing tablets from the Irish company, Medentech in Wexford, are being shipped via Dublin to Manchester Airport and flown free of charge to Karachi by Pakistan International Airlines.

Clubs wishing to make donations to LCIF, designated for the Pakistan Flood Appeal, should send them through the District Treasurer made, 'Lions Clubs International District 105W' marked on the back 'Pakistan Flood Appeal'. 

It should be noted that LCI Board policy states that designated funds are not eligible for Melvin Jones Fellowship credit. Donors wishing to receive Melvin Jones Fellowship credit may wish to consider instead making a donation to the LCIF general fund. Undesignated donations for MJFs make up as much as 80 percent of the donations to the Foundation’s general fund, which supports standard grants, emergency grants and major catastrophe grants.

Individuals who are tax payers may take advantage of gift-aided donations to the Foundation. For details please contact your LCIF District Coordinator.

See more photographs at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=pakistan&w=35907501%40N04#page=2

Geoff Leeder, LCIF Multiple District Coordinator.


 

 

Bulletin No 3 posted on the Lions Clubs International website Wednesday 18 August 2010

Lions Clubs International Foundation is committed to aiding communities affected by disasters, including the most recent disaster in Pakistan. Lions Clubs International Foundation is providing US$120,000 to help Lions in providing relief to their communities.

More than 20 million people have been affected and displaced, representing eight percent of the country, and 1,500 people are dead, following the deadliest flooding in 80 years. Monsoon rains began July 22 and surges continue at this time.

View a video of some of the devastation and local Lions relief efforts.

Lions in Norway have donated US$81,000, three clubs in District 201-W1, Australia, have donated a total of US$2,200, and Lions in England are raising funds. These collected funds are being sent to LCIF to support immediate and long-term relief efforts. Lions worldwide can support relief efforts in Pakistan by sending designated funds.


 

 

Bulletin No 2 posted Friday 6 August 2010

My Fellow Lions,

            My apologies for the lateness of this note but I would ask all Lions Clubs and Lions to promote and support our District in its appeal to the general public to help these poor and disposed people of Pakistan. Pakistan is currently in various stages of strife and now this disaster has struck they are now in a very desperate situation and do need help.

            Let us Lions do what we do best. Care for those in distress and offer the hand of help. Lions in Pakistan are working hard to assist. LCIF has made a provisional grant but funds are needed quickly.

            Please seek a licence from your local council and do a street/supermarket car park collection as soon as possible. A couple of hours will see an amazing amount of money donated. I appeal to all clubs to help if you have not done so already. Cheques will need to be sent (in the conventional manner) to our District Treasurer 105W and Made out to ‘Lions Clubs International District 105W’. Please mark the reverse of the cheque with the words. Pakistan Flood Appeal’. These donations will be collated and transferred to the MDHQ central appeal for onward transmission. District Treasurer Peter Wood’s address is in the handbook. The very best of luck and thank you for your continuing help.

Caring People Caring.

Colin J. Duncan, District Governor 105W. 2010-2011.


Bulletin No 1 posted on the Lions Clubs International Website Thursday 5 August 2010

Relief for Pakistan

Lions Clubs International Foundation is committed to aiding communities affected by disasters, including the most recent disaster in Pakistan. As of August 5, US$10,000 has been awarded in emergency funding. Lions Clubs International Foundation awards approximately US$2 million each year in emergency grant funding, in addition to grants for larger disasters.

More than 4 million people are stranded following the deadliest flooding in 80 years. Monsoon rains began July 22. As the Indus River continues to rise, additional areas of the country are forecasted to be flooded in the coming days, affecting an additional 1.5 million people.

Lions through Multiple District 105, British Isles and Ireland, have issued an appeal to raise funds locally. These collected funds will be sent to LCIF to support immediate and long-term relief efforts.

Lions worldwide can support relief efforts in Pakistan by sending designated funds.

 

 

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