When a natural disaster strikes, Lions are among the first to offer volunteer disaster relief. When an earthquake devastated Haiti. When Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. And when an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused massive damage in Japan, Lions were there to provide immediate and long-term disaster relief.
Many local Lions volunteer to provide disaster relief in communities impacted by natural disasters, and our Foundation has awarded more than US$50 million in grants to fund this humanitarian work. Generous donations from Lions around the world make these international disaster relief efforts possible.
Our Disaster Preparedness and Relief Programs also enable Lions to help local communities – and contribute to Lions relief efforts in other countries – in the event of a natural, man-made or healthcare emergency. These programs include:
For information about planning service activity projects – including information for chairpersons – please visit the Disaster Preparedness and Relief section of our Member Center.