It has been almost three weeks since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines, causing massive destruction and loss of life. In these past few weeks, Lions and LCIF have been providing disaster relief locally and from around the world, with donations and commitments surpassing US$1 million. Below is just a sample of the news coverage received thanks to Lions’ humanitarian contributions.
If you would like to make a donation towards Lions and LCIF’s disaster relief efforts, please visit the LCIF website. Thank you for your support!
Randersidag – “Lions-penge fra Randers til Filippinerne”
Danish Lions raise funds for typhoon relief efforts (text in Danish).
Journal – “Lions Clubs Int’l donates $500K to ‘Yolanda’ victims”
LCIF and Lions’ work in the Philippines is highlighted, along with OSEAL donations and a visit by LCI President Barry Palmer.
PhilStar – “Lions Club Int’l magbibigay ng P2M sa Yolanda victims”
LCI President Barry Palmer’s visit to Manila is highlighted, along with LCIF’s contributions and Lions’ efforts for disaster relief in the Philippines (text in Filipino).
Tempo – “Weathering Storms”
As damage from the typhoon is assessed, a local Lion recounts his experience with the storm and with Lions and LCIF.
Allehanda – “Lions utmanar Lions för att hjälpa Filippinerna”
Lions in Sweden put forth a challenge to raise funds for disaster relief efforts, highlighting LCIF’s work (text in Swedish).
Skövde Nyheter – “Lions uppmanar att hjälpa”
Lions urge people to contribute money to disaster-stricken people in the Philippines through Lions Clubs International Foundation (text in Swedish).
Vimmerby Tidning – “Lions hjälper Filippinerna”
The Lions Club of Malilla – Mörlunda donates 15,000 kronor for Philippines relief efforts following the typhoon (text in Swedish).
About My Area – “Lions Aim to Be Prepared When Disasters Strike”
The Towcester and District Lions Club raises funds for the LCIF Disaster Relief Fund to assist LCIF with disasters when they strike, like the typhoon in the Philippines.
Horncastle News – “Lions donate bonfire cash to help Philippines crisis”
Members of Horncastle Lions Club have made the biggest donation in their history after witnessing scenes of total devastation in the Philippines; the club donated £2,000 to LCIF for relief efforts.
West Sussex Gazette – “Lions collect to help survivors of typhoon”
Adur East Lions Club held a street collection to raise money for a disaster relief through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). They raised £1,355 for relief in the Philippines.
The Times-Picayune – “Typhoon Haiyan hits home for one Harvey couple”
A family who went through Hurricane Katrina in the United States has family who went through Typhoon Haiyan; the local Lions club is raising funds for disaster relief efforts through LCIF.