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Coupeville Lions help Haiti

The Coupeville Lions Club has pledged $3,881 to help support the relief efforts of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) in response to the 7.0 earthquake that struck the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The money was raised through member donations, a Lions’ pin auction, with matching funds from the Coupeville Lions Club.

Lions in communities around the world are supporting LCIF, which is in contact with Lions in the immediate area, neighboring Latin American countries and area Lions leadership, to assess the situation and determine immediate needs and how Lions and LCIF can best assist.

“Lions are committed to bringing aid to those impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. Through support from people in our community, our club and LCIF will be able to help so many more,” said Joe Walck of the Coupeville Lions Club.

Within 24 hours, Lions worldwide have pledged nearly $250,000 to the Foundation to help support relief efforts.

Donors can assist Lions on the ground and Lions Clubs International Foundation in responding to this disaster with a designated donation to the “LCIF Haiti Earthquake Relief” Fund.

To donate online, visit www.lcif.org/donate and select Disaster. Please include “LCIF Haiti Earthquake Relief” in the comments section. You may also mail a check payable to Lions Clubs International Foundation (noting “LCIF Haiti Earthquake Relief” in the memo field) to LCIF, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA, Attn.: Donor Services.

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