Lions respond in Haiti

Lions Club members in the Cayman
Islands have joined their brothers and sisters worldwide to take relief to
Haiti.

So far Lions Club International
Foundation, of which the Cayman group is a part, has sent more than US$1.5
million to Haiti’s aid.

Lions and Leos from across the
world have also distributed relief supplies.

While in Haiti, the representatives
met with Lions there to discuss immediate needs and long-term reconstruction. A
committee has been appointed to discuss long-term relief efforts.

Those who are homeless in Haiti
will also benefit from 200 large tents, which the foundation procured after
partnering with the Lions of Sweden. Haitian Lions established three tent
cities in the Port au Prince area, where they are focusing immediate relief
efforts.

Cayman Islands clubs have donated money
for the recovery efforts.

Raffle proceeds from a joint Melvin
Jones Luncheon staged by the Lions and Leo Clubs of Grand Cayman and the Lions
Club of Tropical Gardens on 16 January at the Grand Old House were also designated
for Haiti support.

Zone Chairperson for Haiti William
Eliacin’s initial desperation turned to hope and gratitude for the people of
Haiti when he heard of the great outpouring of support from Lions around the
world.

He said, “We want to
show the Lions and the Haitian people in general that the Lions Club is an
extraordinary organization and our motto is we serve.”

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