Local Lions volunteers are getting the buckets out to fundraise for flood relief

It’s Lions Awareness Day on Saturday March 5 2022 and local Lions volunteers will be out in the community fundraising for the Australian Lions Foundation National Disaster Appeal providing emergency funds to those communities devasted by floods.

Coogee Lions President Sari-Elle Kraemer is encouraging members of the public to drop a donation in the Lions buckets over the weekend.

“At Coogee Lions we know many people in our community are looking for a way to help those affected by the horrible flooding in QLD and NSW. We are going to be at Royal Randwick Shopping Centre this Saturday with buckets collecting donations and we encourage locals to put a donation in if possible,” says Sari-Elle.

Coogee Lions Club is raising funds for the Australian Lions Foundation’s National Disaster Appeal for the floods.

“Every dollar raised will be sent directly to local Lions Clubs to provide emergency support to those in need. That’s the beauty of an organisation like Lions – we have over 1200 clubs across Australia so when disaster strikes we can get funds sent quickly to those who need it most. Right now QLD and Northern NSW need our help.”

“At Lions we also pay membership fees to cover our admin each year which means every cent donated by the public goes to the cause,” adds Sari-Elle.

The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing emergency support to communities in need for decades. Over $4.6 million was raised and distributed in the recent Australian Lions Foundation National Bushfire Appeal and $1.9 million was raised and distributed to Flood Support last year.

Anyone looking to make a donation and support those affected by the floods can do so through their local Lions Club or through donating directly to Australian Lions Foundation.

To make a donation online visit https://www.givenow.com.au/australianlionsfoundation

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Lions is celebrating its 75 year anniversary in Australia this year. For more information visit http://lionsclubs.org.au

Source: Lions Australia