Lions Support for Ukraine Refugees


Initially Wetherby Lions Club will be making a donation of £1,000 from our reserve funds which will be passed on via UK headquarters to the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) who will coordinate the international Lions aid effort. With the number of Lions clubs in the UK approaching 1,000 and each considering donating to the international fund we are likely to create a sizeable pool just from the UK alone. Lions are the largest international voluntary group in terms of membership and direct aid to where it is needed through local clubs who have identified specific needs following a disaster or humanitarian crisis.


The Lions Clubs of Poland and Romania have received formal confirmation of approval for their emergency grants to support refugees and LCIF is expecting more requests from surrounding countries. The benefits of working through local clubs is that being a community based structure it is well placed to identify gaps in services and respond rapidly and effectively to areas of need. Local Lions clubs can also ensure that all efforts are targeted directly without any third party involvement.


At a higher level LCIF can provide assistance and direction by coordinating our local response to ensure that there is little duplication of government or NGO activity. In addition, complications such as delivery of goods that are not in short supply or managing the logistics of larger quantities of uncoordinated goods can be minimised through working with local teams.


If you would like to support Lions volunteers on the ground please feel free to use the donations section of our website here https://www.wetherbylions.org/donate or keep a lookout for some of the activities we may be involved in.


Want to make a positive contribution to your community? Please consider joining our grrrreat team where you will be warmly welcomed. For more information call us on 0345 833 9529 or email secretary.wetherbylions@gmail.com or contact us online here wetherbylions.org/contact


If you wish to help financially then you can donate here https://www.wetherbylions.org/donate Thank you.


Need support? Lion members are always available to assist where appropriate and to support other local clubs, charities, individuals etc. Please visit www.wetherbylions.org to discover more of what we do and who we support.

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