While many would regularly recognise Lions from Pinefest, community BBQ’s and the races, these efforts express the breadth of opportunity serving our community through a service club can offer individuals. We adapt and adjust to meet the needs of our community, because we are of our community.
Since the day after the fires began last year, Yeppoon Lions have been involved both at the local control centre, and in coordinating donations in the response.
Donations: Australian Lions Foundation has commenced a nation wide bush fire appeal and Lions Clubs International Foundation has commenced a world wide bush fire appeal to assist with recovery in the southern bushfire areas. All funds donated to Lions are distributed 100% to communities as Lions themselves manage and distribute these funds without costs. Public donations to the bushfires can be made direct to Yeppoon Lions Club for distribution to Australian Lions Foundation.
Projects of our club: With support of amazing donations and partners, we’re working on five projects to support our communities response to the disastrous fires.
Lions have contacted families in the fire zone and offered assistance in the cleaning of house roofs, cleaning of water tanks and replacing water in the main house tank. We have an Australian Lions Foundation Grant and donation from the amazing men and women of the Qld Police / Department of Corrections in support of this project.
Lions are purchasing containers, which remain the property of the receivers and provide dignity to families in accepting donations as they rebuild their homes/lives. Funded with support from the Australian Lions Foundation and community donations.
PROJECT Financial Support
Sixty families received a Keppel Cash Card with $150 loaded to be spent at local businesses. Funding through community donations and in partnership with Bendigo Bank. Looking to do a second round in late Jan/Early Feb in support of those families, which had the greatest loss but also are struggling in recovery.
PROJECT Trees Concept is to help in the re-vegetation of properties through the providing of identified species. Will be undertaken after the summer rains to provide greatest chance of success for stock. Funding through community donations.
Offers to help: Anyone interested in helping to make a difference in our community through Lions is welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org