A Note From Your LCI President: Humanitarian Crisis in Japan
Fellow Lions and Humanitarians,
Earlier this month, central and southern Japan experienced historic and devastating flooding. Most severely impacted were Kumamoto and part of Fukuoka, though communities far beyond have been impacted. In just six short hours, more than 15 inches of rain pummeled the area, triggering dangerous flash flooding and landslides. Three million residents on the island of Kyushu, a quarter of the population, were told to evacuate.
When a humanitarian crisis of this magnitude strikes, we, as Lions, are ready to help. Right beside us is Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), our global foundation.
LCIF is currently partnering with Lions to provide US$100,000 in immediate relief to children, families, and communities suddenly struggling with everyday needs…struggling to remain safe. Compounding the enormous challenge left in the wake of the floods is the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You can help. Your generous donation to LCIF will help deliver relief and hope now to flood victims in Japan, as well as to others who will surely be devastated by natural disasters yet to come.
Thank you for your kindness and for working together with LCIF to rebuild lives.
Stay safe, and best regards
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi