A 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, with continuing aftershocks. Lions around the world are responding generously and quickly to the LCIF designated fund for this disaster.
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Lions Hope for Haiti has mobilized more than US$1.2 million to date. Lions Hope for Haiti is Lions and LCIF working together to provide relief and hope for the people of Haiti. Donations are continuing to pour in from individuals, clubs and districts.
LCIF is working directly with Lions of Haiti as well as Lions in neighboring countries to assess the immediate needs and also develop a long-term reconstruction plan. An initial truckload of relief supplies has been transported by Dominican Republic Lions to Haitian Lions and Leos, and supplies were distributed to an orphanage and hospital. Two hundred tents are being set up for victims and relief workers to establish a Lions tent city.
View an interview with Carole Burke-Hallberg, a Lions club member and video producer, who traveled to Haiti to document Lions' relief efforts.