COVID EMERGENCY – Indonesia & Sri Lanka! How you can help through LCIF.
HELP our Lions in Indonesia during the pandemic
Although we are all challenged during this pandemic, we are aware of the very dire straits being faced by our colleagues in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. In Indonesia today there were almost 40,000 new cases with over half a million active cases. Our Lions Clubs in Indonesia and Sri Lanka are doing the best they can to support their communities but they need our help.
Lions Clubs International Foundation has made available a special process to enable clubs to dedicate donations to assist Indonesia and Sri Lanka during this emergency, in the same way that Disaster Grants operate. In order to ensure that your donation goes to assist Lions in these countries, please follow this special process.
1. Make your donation to LCIF through your Cabinet Treasurer. (Donations to the Lions Australia Fund for LCIF do not apply)
2. Advise your Cabinet Treasurer AND your District LCIF Coordinator that the donation is specifically to assist Indonesia or Sri Lanka during the COVID crisis.
These specific donations will be eligible for Campaign 100, Melvin Jones Fellowship and Lions Share recognition. Don’t forget that a donation of US$1,000 can also be used to acknowledge one of your own members through the LCIF 201 Heroes for LCIF campaign.
LCIF will reserve the funds for Lions in these countries who can apply for matching grants to purchase medical equipment, personal protective equipment and other support.
That’s all you need to do and if you need guidance, your District LCIF Coordinator is always happy to help you. You will find them on page 14 of your Lions directory!