Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation are already responding to the  devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck central China on Monday, May 12. Lions in Hong Kong and Macau have raised US$600,000 and LCIF has committed an initial grant of US$500,000 to address immediate needs and provide medicines, clothing, blankets, water purification and temporary housing.

Local Lions have already sent 5,000 tents for displaced victims, and more are on the way. Through a vast network of Lions clubs members in Hong Kong and China, Lions and LCIF are also dispatching relief teams to the affected areas to deliver supplies and assist with hands-on relief efforts.

The Foundation expects donations from Lions around the world to surpass US$400,000 in the first week. The donations will support both immediate and long-term reconstruction efforts. Every dollar donated will go directly toward the relief efforts in China. Please visit the LCIF Web site to contribute. 

For more information about LCIF’s relief efforts for the Chinese earthquake, please view the Foundation’s Web site