Lions Clubs are raising funds to help supply water tanks for Australian bush fire victims

Helping supply water tanks

by Ann van Engelen

The Lions Clubs throughout New Zealand are continuing to support the victims of the Australian bush fires by raising funds to supply water tanks.

“Lions Clubs past international president, Barry Palmer from Australia has asked Lions Clubs internationally to help with the purchase of water tanks to assist with the bushfire recovery in Australia. Many water tanks have been destroyed with the bushfires, and it is vital for these to be replaced to assist with the recovery,” says Selwyn Lions Club president Alison Benefield.

“Many local Lions members, friends and those in our communities have family in Australia who has already been affected by the fires.

Lions is a humanitarian organisation and at our January business meeting members were very keen to press ahead and raise at least enough money to purchase one water tank.

“All funds raised will be channelled through the Lions Clubs International Foundation and given to the Australian Lions to manage this project. Giving via Lions guarantees that 100 per cent of money given will be used for the cause. Lions Clubs do not take administrative handling costs from any donations.

“Selwyn Lions will be running this public appeal until the end of February 2020. If anyone wishes to find out more about this initiative and help us in reaching our target of $3,000, please email selwynlions@lionsclubs.org.nz or for more information, please phone me on 027 641 9238.”