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Earlier this month, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia. While the quake lasted only 15 seconds, more than 100 buildings collapsed and more than 100 people have perished. Thousands of people were left homeless and rescuers used their bare hands to pull people from the rubble. Hospitals were overflowing and patients were being treated outside in tents. The situation is still dire.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) responded immediately, issuing a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe grant to assist with both immediate and long-term needs. Local Lions sprang into action, offering food, blankets, medical supplies and clean water to the victims. Lions around the world have continually supported LCIF’s disaster relief area of funding, which has allowed the foundation to respond with immediate financial support. Thank you for your dedication to helping those in need. 
Our thoughts go out to the victims of the Banda Aceh earthquake and to the Lions still working to help them. Please consider making a donation to the disaster relief fund so we can continue offering aid in times of catastrophe. 
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Recruiting: Club LCIF Coordinators
Pakistan.jpgThe Club LCIF Coordinator is an ambassador for LCIF at the club level. This person shares LCIF stories, motivates fellow Lions to support LCIF, and enables LCIF to advance its humanitarian work both locally and globally. This new position is crucial to the promotion of our foundation. Talk to your club president today if you are interested in volunteering for this exciting new position.
Lions Commemorative Coin Available in January
2017-coin-silv-prf-pkg.jpgThe Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin will provide a worthy tribute to the millions of Lions who have served their communities during the last 100 years. The coin will go on sale on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. For a limited time only, you can order this historic keepsake and support the life-changing work of LCIF. For each coin sold, US$10 is authorized to be paid to LCIF. This represents a US$4 million opportunity to improve the lives of people in need through LCIF initiatives around the world.
Grant Application Deadline is Approaching
MD300Taiwan.jpgLCIF provides grant funding to assist Lions districts in developing and implementing large-scale humanitarian projects. These humanitarian grants help Lions expand their outreach and increase their impact within local and global communities to serve even more people in need around the world. To date, LCIF has awarded more than US$920 million in grants. Remember, February 9, 2017, is the deadline for Standard, Core 4 and IAG grant applications, which will be reviewed at the May 2017 meeting of the LCIF Executive Committee.
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