A US 10, 000 emergency donation to Port Vila Lions Club will provide essential items for people whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Pam.
The donation has been provided by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and will be spent on food, clothing, toiletries, water, and baby items.
Emergency Grants provide up to US $10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster, including events such as cyclones, bushfires, floods and tsunamis.
The Australian Coordinator for LCIF Nigel Jeny said that people on Vanuatu are in desperate need of basic items such as food, clothing and
“With concerns about possible contamination of the water supply and with no electricity in many communities the need for clean water, food and clothing could not be more urgent,” Mr Jeny said.
“One of the key purposes of the LCIF is so that, when natural disasters strike, Lions Clubs can access disaster relief grants and funds.
“Through this donation Port Vila Lions Club will be able to provide life-saving support and help for people in desperate need of emergency disaster relief”.
LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year.