National 2015 Bushfire Appeal
To all Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs Multiple District 201 – Australia
Council Chairman Warren Latham has requested the Australian Lions Foundation to commence an Australia wide Appeal to support those impacted by the devastating fires presently impacting areas in South Australia and Victoria. From our previous experiences such tragedy’s may not be limited to just one area in our Country and as we are now heading into some very vulnerable seasons this Appeal will remain in place if needed in the future for other areas.
To date, in both South Australia and Victoria 35 plus homes, livestock and property has been destroyed. Although the situation in Victoria has lessened at this time the threat in South Australia around the Adelaide Hills is very serious. We are also aware that a number of Lions families have lost homes in Adelaide area as a result of the current fires. Many Clubs will be supporting the fire relief efforts throughout the States and these Clubs will also be in a position to directly assist those communities impacted.
Clubs who wish to donate or undertake collections for this Appeal should send those funds collected through to their Cabinet Treasurer who will on forward direct to the Australian Lions Foundation. The Australian Lions Foundation will collect donations being made from Districts and will distribute those funds direct to the areas through the District administration to commence assistance.
If Clubs collect funds from individuals or organisations and they require a tax deductible receipt, this will again be available with Clubs providing the relevant details of the name and the full address of the donor so that a receipt may be issued direct to them. If you require any further details, please contact your District ALF chairman or your State Trustee for assistance. Please Note: Donations to this appeal do not qualify for ALF Awards.
Yours in Lions
Glenn Herbert, Chairman
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