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LCIF Assistance for Philippines Typhoon Relief

LCIF is working with local Lions to respond to Typhoon Ketsana, the devastating typhoon that ravaged the Philippines. As of October 11, more than 337 people were dead and an additional 37 people were still missing, according to the nation's National Disaster Coordinating Council. More than 4 million people were affected by the killer storm and nearly 1 million people have been served at an evacuation center. LCIF has awarded five emergency grants in the amount of $10,000 each to Districts 301-A1, 301-A2, 301-C, 301-D1 and 301-D2 to purchase immediate relief supplies.  Lions in District 301-D2 are providing medical attention to victims to help prevent disease and death. Nearly 65 families in the flooded area of the Philippines have already been treated with vaccines, medicine and first aid through their efforts.

Lions around the world can help by donating to the designated fund established for this specific disaster.

U.S. donors can:

  • Mail a check to LCIF. Make the check payable. Send the check to LCIF, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA, Attn.: Donor Services.
  • Make a credit card donation with a MasterCard, Visa or American Express by calling LCIF at 630-571-5466, ext. 517 or 581. Call between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST.
  • Donate online at www.lcif.org/donate. Select Disaster and include "Philippines Typhoon" in comments field to designate donations to this designated account.

Donors outside the United States can:

  • Make a credit card donation with a MasterCard, Visa or American Express by faxing to LCIF the name of your credit card, credit card number, expiration date and amount of donation. LCIF's fax number is 630-571-5735.
  • Mail LCIF a U.S. dollar check drawn on a U.S. financial institution. Make the check payable to LCIF. Send the check to LCIF, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA, Attn.: Donor Services.
  • Make a direct deposit of local currency into an existing LCI account. Send a copy to LCIF via fax (630-571-5735).
  • Do a direct wire transfer. For assistance with this option or the other donation options, contact LCIF Donor Assistance at donorassistance@lionsclubs.org or by phone at 630-571-5466, ext. 404.
  • Donate online at www.lcif.org/donate. Select Disaster and include "Philippines Typhoon" in comments field to designate donations to this designated account.

Donations from U.S. residents are tax deductible. Donations from residents of other countries are tax deductible as permitted by individual countries' tax laws.

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