Lions Clubs across Australia mobilising for Drought Relief
- Lions Australia is on a mission to raise half a million dollars in one month to support farmers and their families affected by drought
- 99% of NSW and 60% of QLD now in drought Lions Clubs across Australia band together to increase support for farmers in need
- over the past 12 years Lions Need for Feed program has delivered millions of dollars’ worth of much needed supplies to farmers in crisis
3 August 2018: With 99% of NSW and 60% of Queensland now in drought Lions Clubs around Australia are boosting their support for farmers in need.
For over 12 years the Lions Need for Feed program has been collecting donations and rallying up volunteers across Australia to transport stock and animal feed to farmers in times of crisis.
This month the Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) is on a mission to raise half a million dollars for fodder and essential items to support farming communities through this difficult time.
The funds raised by the ALF this month will be quickly distributed to local Lions Clubs in drought affected communities to help farming families in need. Lion’s grassroots network of over 1200 clubs is already working within their communities to identify those most in need and the best and most efficient ways of helping those affected.
Australian Lions Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow is asking for Australia’s help to support farmers and their families.
“Farmers and their families are struggling to cope with the crippling drought right now in Australia and Lions Australia Foundation is committed to doing whatever we can to assist those affected. Lions is already distributing fodder and hampers to those in need and Lions Clubs across the country are going above and beyond to raise funds and mobilise community support” said Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow OAM.
“Through Lions incredible network of over 1300 local clubs Australia wide, we can be sure that goods will be transported quickly and the support will go to where it is most needed.”
“We encourage Australians who would like to help those farmers in need to either get in touch with your local Lions Club or make a donation through the Australian Lions Foundation website. Every donation counts and every dollar donated this appeal will be used to support those in need,” adds Tony Benbow OAM.
Donations can be made through any local Lions Clubs or through the Australian Lions Foundation website www.alf.lions.org.au .
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About Australian Lions Foundation
The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing grants for disaster relief, compassionate support and community initiatives since the 1980’s. Every year the Foundation distributes more than $1 million for projects through local Lions Clubs.
The Foundation Trustees are all Lion volunteers who do not receive any income for their efforts.
The Lions Need for Feed Program is also seeking support for its ongoing drought relief program and can be contacted through http://www.needforfeed.org