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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:

  • 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 enter "Typhoon Morakot, Multiple District 300, Taiwan" in the comments field.

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 enter "Typhoon Morakot, Multiple District 300, Taiwan" in the comments field.

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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