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Emergency Grants Approved October 2014: 
11 Grants Approved, Totaling US$102,000

Peru, District H-2
$10,000 for earthquake relief

Brazil, District LC-4
$10,000 for windstorm relief

Italy, District 108-IA2
$10,000 for flood relief

France, District 103-SE
$10,000 for flood relief

Italy, District 108-LA
$10,000 for flood relief

Arkansas, USA, District 7-N
$8,500 for disaster preparedness

Arkansas, USA, District 7-O
$8,500 for disaster preparedness

Brazil, District LB-1
$5,000 for windstorm relief

Brazil, District LD-1
$10,000 for hailstorm relief

Colombia, District F-4
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-C2
$10,000 for landslide relief

* Emergency grants listed by date approved.

Grants Approved at the October 2014 International Board of Directors Meeting:
56 Grants Approved Totaling US$4,404,033

 These grants include:

Austria, District 114-M – A grant of US$51,907 was given to Lions in District 114-M to construct an elementary school in rural Guatemala. Approximately 100 students will benefit from the school.

Benin, District 403-A2 – A grant of US$55,834 was given to Lions in District 403-A2 to expand and provide equipment for four rural schools. Approximately 1,080 students and 18 teachers will benefit from this expansion annually.

Canada, Toronto, District A-711 – A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in District A-711 to provide equipment to the North York Central Lions Eye Care Centre in the Humbre River Hospital.

El Salvador, District D-2 – A grant of US$33,748 was given to Lions in District D-2 to update a physical therapy center in a rural hospital. Approximately 7,000 people will benefit from these updates each year.

Germany, District 111-BS – A grant of US$30,000 was given to Lions in District 111-BS to renovate and equip a rural health center in Pakistan. Up to 200 people will benefit daily from this health center.

Germany, District 111-MS – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 111-MS to provide potable water, sanitation and increase food production in Ethiopia. Approximately 16,000 people in a five mile radius will benefit from this project each year.

Germany, District 111-NW – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 111-NW to expand the Amelia Orphanage in South Africa. More than 150 children will benefit from this expansion.

India, District 318-C – A grant of US$36,172 was given to Lions in District 318-C to equip a dialysis center at St. Johns Hospital in Kerala. The new dialysis machines will provide 2,080 dialysis treatments per year.

India, District 323-H2 – A grant of US$60,000 was given to Lions in District 323-H2 to expand the Lions Dialysis Center in Aurangabad. Between 6,000 and 8,000 dialysis treatments will be performed annually by the expansion.

India, Multiple District 322 – A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in Multiple District 322 and the Eastern Indian Lions Leadership Academy (EILLA) to collaborate with ASA International India Microfinance Private Limited (ASA India) in order to provide microenterprise loans for 1,500 women in the rural areas of Kolkata. This grant is through LCIF's new Core 4 Microenterprise Development Pilot Program.

Italy, District 108-IA3 – A grant of US$22,940 was given to Lions in District 108-IA3 to expand the Munda Education Center for Girls in Southwest Bangladesh. Approximately 100 students will benefit each year.

Italy, District 108-IB1 – A grant of US$40,839 was given to Lions in District 108-IB1 to establish a food kitchen and feeding program in Canegrate, Italy, for people who cannot afford to buy hot meals. It is estimated that nearly 7,800 people will benefit the first year and 15,600 people in the second and third years.

Italy, District 108-IB1 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 108-IB1 to equip and furnish the II Gabbiano Center for the Mentally Disabled. Approximately 94 people will benefit each year.

Italy, District 108-TA3 – An International Assistance Grant (IAG) of US$27,133 was given to Lions in District 108-TA3 to implement a food security program for women in rural Burkina Faso. Approximately 60 women will benefit from the program each year.

Japan, District 331-A – A grant of US$10,500 was given to Lions in District 331-A to equip centers to assist children with developmental disabilities. Approximately 300 children will benefit each month.

Japan, District 334-A – A grant of US$16,000 was given to Lions in District 334-A to purchase a transportation vehicle for children with Down Syndrome in Malaysia to attend the Kota Bharu Down Syndrome Center. Approximately 100 children will benefit from this vehicle.

Japan, District 334-A – A grant of US$20,000 was given to Lions in District 334-A to purchase a transportation for disabled residents to visit a social welfare facility. Approximately 450 people will benefit each month.

Japan, District 334-B – A grant of US$15,000 was given to Lions in District 334-B to purchase vision screening equipment and establish an eye screening program in Tajimi City. Approximately 69,000 people will be screened annually.

Japan, District 334-E – An International Assistance Grant (IAG) of US$30,000 was given to Lions in District 334-E to conduct their 40th medical mission to the Philippines. Approximately 7,000 people will benefit from this mission.

Japan, District 334-E – An International Assistance Grant (IAG) of US$30,000 was given to Lions in District 334-E to conduct a dental mission to the Philippines. Approximately 1,000 people will benefit from this mission.

Japan, District 336-C – A grant of US$10,500 was given to Lions in District 336-C to purchase a transportation vehicle for disabled residents. Approximately 200 people will benefit monthly.

Japan, District 337-D – A grant of US$10,000 was given to Lions in District 337-D to provide equipment to a center for disabled children in the Mitsubachi Village. Approximately 55 children will benefit annually from the equipment.

Moldova, Undistricted – A grant of US$42,690 was given to Lions in Moldova to establish a mobile vision screening service. Nearly 3,900 people will receive vision screenings annually.

Norway, District 104-B – A grant of US$53,593 was given to Lions in District 104-B to expand the Queen of Peace primary school in Uganda. The school serves approximately 500 students each year.

Portugal, District 115-CS – A grant of US$7,876 was given to Lions in District 115-CS to provide equipment for the the Santa Casa da Misericodia Home for the Elderly. Approximately 22 people will benefit from this equipment each year.

Republic of Korea, District 354-D – A grant of US$65,000 was given to Lions in District 354-D to expand the Manggahan Elementary School located in General Trias City, Philippines. Approximately 1,650 schoolchildren will benefit annually, with an annual increase of approximately 100 students possible.

Republic of Korea, District 354-F – A grant of US$80,000 was given to Lions in District 354-F to construct a vocational training workshop for senior citizens and disabled people in Incheon City. Approximately 7,000 people will benefit from this workshop annually.

Republic of Korea, District 355-E – A grant of US$20,000 was given to Lions in District 355-E to purchase a transportation vehicle for disabled residents. Approximately 800 people will benefit from this vehicle annually.

Republic of Korea, District 356-B – A grant of US$80,120 was given to Lions in District 356-B to establish a transportation service program for the Daejeon Service Center for the Disabled. Approximately 33,000 people will benefit each year.

Republic of Korea, District 356-C – A grant of US$95,000 was given to Lions in District 356-C to purchase transportation vehicles for disabled and senior residents. Approximately 430 people will benefit each month.

Republic of Korea, District 356-D – A grant of US$96,000 was given to Lions in District 356-D to renovate and equip a vocational training center for disabled residents. More than 3,000 disabled students will be trained annually.

Sri Lanka, District 306-B1 – A grant of US$94,410 was given to Lions in District 306-B1 to expand a diabetes center by providing human resources training, community education and infrastructure development. Approximately 76,000 people will benefit from education and awareness programs, while 1,500 pre-diabetic and diabetic residents will be enrolled in wellness programs.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-A1 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-A1 to establish and equip a Lions youth education center. The new center will benefit approximately 100,000 people each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-B2 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-B2 to purchase and equip a mobile rehabilitation vehicle to serve residents living in the rural mountainous areas near New Taipei City. Approximately 8,400 people will benefit each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-C1 – A grant of US$42,650 was given to Lions in District 300-C1 to purchase transport vehicles for two children’s service organizations. Approximately 20,000 people will benefit from these vehicles each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-C2 – A grant of US$56,467 was given to Lions in District 300-C2 to purchase and equip a mobile vision screening vehicle for children. More than 150,000 schoolchildren will be screened each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-C3 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-C3 to purchase and equip a mobile vision screening vehicle for children and senior citizens. More than 350,000 people will be screened each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-D1 – A grant of US$23,070 was given to Lions in District 300-D1 to purchase an emergency response vehicle. Approximately 227,000 residents could benefit each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-D1 – A grant of US$29,333 was given to Lions in District 300-D1 to purchase diagnostic health equipment. Approximately 10,000 people will benefit each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-D2 – A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-D2 to purchase a mobile health screening vehicle to serve residents living in rural areas in Kaohsiung County. Approximately 141,000 people will benefit annually.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-E1 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-E1 to purchase a mobile health screening vehicle to serve residents living in Kaohsiung City. Approximately 200,000 people will benefit each year.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-G1 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-G1 to purchase a mobile health screening vehicle to serve residents living in Miaoli County. Approximately 100,000 people will benefit annually.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-G2 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-G2 to purchase a mobile diabetes care vehicle to serve residents living in Taoyuan County. Approximately 186,000 people will benefit annually.

Ukraine, Undistricted – A grant of US$34,020 was given to Lions in Ukraine to purchase low vision aids for the Dnepropetrovsk Orphanage. Approximately 213 children with low vision will benefit annually.

United Kingdom, District 105-SW – A grant of US$17,111 was given to Lions in District 105-SW to provide equipment to the Cornwall Air Ambulance, a volunteer emergency medical service. Approximately 200 people will benefit from this new equipment each year.

United States, Arizona, District 21-C – An International Assistance Grant (IAG) of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 21-C to conduct a cataract surgery and vision screening mission to Peru. It is expected that more than 250 cataract surgeries will be provided, and 6,000 pairs of eyeglasses will be given to children in need.

United States, Colorado, District 6-W – A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in District 6-W to provide vision screening equipment to the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI). The RMLEI serves approximately 71,000 people each year.

United States, Georgia, Multiple District 18 – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in Multiple District 18 to provide diagnostic equipment and vision screening accessories to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. More than 7,500 people will benefit each year.

United States, Iowa, District 9-NW – A grant of US$26,022 was given to Lions in District 9-NW to equip a sensory garden for people with disabilities in Sioux City.

United States, Kentucky, District 43-K – A grant of US$10,524 was given to Lions in District 43-K to purchase vision screening equipment to provide vision screenings to schoolchildren. The Lions expect to screen 5,000 children locally this year.

United States, Michigan, District 11-C1 – A grant of US$10,224 was given to Lions in District 11-C1 to purchase vision screening equipment to screen the vision of schoolchildren and the vision of people in need during missions to other countries. Approximately 5,000 children will be screened this year and 3,000 other people will be screened internationally.

United States, Ohio, District 13-A – A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 13-A to equip a handicapped-accessible playground at the New Horizons Academy. Up to 200 children each year can benefit from this playground.

United States, South Carolina, District 32-A – A grant of US$28,488 was given to Lions in District 32-A to provide equipment to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. Approximately 87 students will benefit from this new equipment each year.

United States, South Dakota, District 5-SE – A grant of US$10,062 was given to Lions in District 5-SE to purchase vision screening equipment to screen the vision of schoolchildren. Approximately 2,000 students will be screened in the first year of use.

United States, Wisconsin, District 27-A1 – An International Assistance Grant (IAG) of US$30,000 was given to Lions in District 27-A1 to conduct a medical mission to the Dominican Republic. The mission will provide eyeglasses, eye surgeries and more to help people in need.

United States, Wyoming, Multiple District 15 – A grant of US$100,000 was given to Lions in Multiple District 15 to provide equipment to the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI). The RMLEI serves approximately 71,000 people each year.

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