When disaster strikes, Lions volunteers are always there, as demonstrated by the organisation’s vital and ongoing support in helping rebuild communities affected by the recent fires and floods.
The efforts of Lions volunteers was recognised recently at the Lions Australia National Convention with a particular focus on the incredible impact Lions have and continue to make in supporting communities affected by the Summer bushfires.
Keynote speaker Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, who heads up the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative presented a cheque of $130,000 to Australian Lions Foundation to help with its ongoing bushfire recovery support.
Over $4.6 million has been raised in the Australian Lions Foundation National Bushfire Appeal and Australian Lions Foundation Chairman Tony Benbow OAM confirmed over $4 million has already been distributed to those in need.
“Every dollar raised in our national campaign has been sent directly to Lions Clubs in affected areas to help those in need in the community. From supporting frontline staff and those who had lost their homes to purchasing tanks and delivering water and rebuilding infrastructure, Lions have been providing vital support to their communities.”
“This is why Lions are so effective in times of disaster. The Lions grassroots network of 1300 Lions clubs across Australia, enables funds to be distributed quickly to those who need it most. Even through the spread of COVID-19 our volunteers have continued to go above and beyond to support those in need in the community and will continue to do so.”
In addition to disaster relief Australian Lions Foundation also provides over 100 grants each year to help Lions clubs fund a range of initiatives and projects in their communities.
“Australian Lions Foundation works closely with Lions’ grassroots network to do whatever we can to assist in making a difference in their communities. We thank Australians for their ongoing support, particularly in recent years which have been challenging for our country” says Tony Benbow OAM.
Every dollar donated to Australian Lions Foundation proudly goes directly to the cause and donations are tax deductable too!
For more information or to make a donation visit Australian Lions Foundation website http://www.alf.org.au
If you support Lions maybe you would be interested in finding out more information on how you can get involved? Visit www.lionsclubs.org.au
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