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Lions Clubs International Foundation Awards US$190,000 for Flooding Relief in Taiwan

More than 83 inches of rain from Typhoon Morakot fell across Taiwan, causing massive flooding and making immediate relief efforts difficult. As of August 17, 300 are feared dead and many remain stranded. Most of the casualties are in hardest-hit Kaohsiung County.

Lions are responding, bringing help to those who need it most. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded nine emergency grants of US$10,000 each, totaling US$90,000 to nine districts for Lions to provide immediate relief and purchase necessary provisions. Additionally, LCIF has awarded a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant for immediate relief or long-term reconstruction.

Lions around the world can help by donating to an account designated for this disaster- "Typhoon Morakot, Multiple District 300, Taiwan".

U.S. donors can:

Donors outside the United States can:

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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2010-11 Merit Award Winner Nabila Nindya Alifia Putri (Indonesia)

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