Updated January 11, 2010
LCIF Providing Relief for Pakistan Flooding
Lions Clubs International Foundation is committed to aiding communities affected by disasters, including the flooding in Pakistan. Lions Clubs International Foundation provided US$150,000 to help Lions in providing immediate relief to their communities, including food, shelter and medicine. Additionally, Linos around the world have donated US$628,000 in designed funds to help support long-term reconstruction project.
More than 20 million people have been affected and displaced, representing eight percent of the country, and 1,500 people are dead, following the the most damaging flooding in 80 years.
In the immediate days following the disaster, 24 Lions clubs in Karachi provided 6 trucks of food supplies. The 2,600 bags of food rations included rice, dry milk, daal, water and juices for affected people in the city of Dadu. Lions joined the army in helping personally distribute the food. Karachi New Metro Lions Club donated medicines to the army for distribution, and the Karachi Bath Lions Club donated food and other goods in the cities of Dadu and Nowshehra. Sialkot City Campus Lions drove 1,900 kilometers/1,180 miles to deliver water and blankets to people in need.District 305-S1, in collaboration with the Red Crescent Society, established a tent city for 100 families at Lait Village.
Lions around the world are helping support this disaster. Some examples of Lions' generosity include:
- Multiple District 101, Sweden, donated US$95,000
- Lions in Norway have donated US$81,000
- Lion Aruna Oswal, donated US$50,000
- Multiple District 105, British Isles and Ireland, have pledged US$47,000
- Clubs in Multiple District 201, the region of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, have contributed US$17,000 and District 201-Q1 in Australia has donated US$10,706
- Multiple District 116, Spain, has pledged US$10,455
- Finnish Lions have pledged US$10,000
- Palma de Mallorca Lions in Spain donated US$6,537
- The Mijas La Cala Lions Club, Spain, donated US$3,922
- Sondrio Host Lions Club in Italy donated US$3329
- The Keynsham Lions Club, District 105W, donated US$3,000
- District 118, Turkey, donated US$3,000
- The Los Realejos and Mijas Lions Clubs in Spain each donated US1,300
- Lion Kanubhai Babla is donating US$5,000
- Lion Dr. Tebebe Berhan, Ethiopa, has pledged US$1,500
- Donate online at www.lcif.org/donate. Select Disaster and include “Pakistan Flooding Relief” in the comments section.
- Make a credit card donation with a MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Fax the following information to LCIF: name, address, phone number, credit card type, credit card number, expiration date, and amount of the donation. If you are a Lions member, please provide your clubs information. 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 Lions Clubs International Foundation, noting "Pakistan Flooding Relief" in the memo. Please send the check to Lions Clubs International Foundation, Department 4547, Carol Stream, IL 60122-4547, USA
- Make a direct deposit of local currency into an existing LCI account. Send a copy to LCIF via fax to (630) 571-5735.
- Do a direct wire transfer. For assistance with this option please contact LCIF Donor Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions, please contact LCIF at email@example.com or (630) 203-3836. 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 and PMJFs make up as much as 70 percent of the donations to the Foundation's general fund, which supports standard grants, emergency grants and major catastrophe grants.
Donations from U.S. residents are tax deductible. Donations from residents of other countries are tax deductible as permitted by the individual's country tax laws.
Lions Clubs International Foundation is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world with 1.35 million members in 206 geographic areas and countries. LCIF was ranked by a Financial Times' study as the number one non-governmental organization with which to partner. Learn more about LCIF online at www.lcif.org.
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