Lions Clubs of British Isles and Ireland appeal for funds, to provide water to victims of Nepal earthquake
Much has happened since the first tremors were felt in Nepal on Saturday, 25th April, 2015. As our understanding of the scale of this disaster continues to grow, Lions are anxious to respond effectively.
The Lions Clubs of British Isles and Ireland appeal for donations, for water. As water becomes scarce and the fear of an epidemic is close to becoming a reality, with children in the centre of it, the need for portable water has become critical.
The Lions Clubs are committed to sending an initial 5 pallets (280 Jerrycans) of Lifesaver water filtration units enabling the users to process 4,200,000 litres of clean sterile drinking water (up to 15,000 litres/Jerrycan ). These items are due to be airfreighted to Nepal from Friday, 5thMay 2015, onwards.
As a fast and effective solution to urgently needed water across the region, we invite you to sponsor additional jerrycans to be shipped to the Lions Clubs International Multiple District 325, Kathmandu for onward distribution on the ground.
The cost of 1 jerrycan is £190 delivering up to 15,000 litres of safe and sterile water.
Shipments are made in pallets of 56 with freight costs inclusive:
1 pallet to Kathmandu = 56 x 190 = £10,640
You can save lives by helping provided clean drinking water. All you have to do is make a small donation to help us reach out to more people in Nepal.
Dear Lion Leaders,
By now, you have read the reports and witnessed the scenes coming out of Nepal. The earthquake that took place on Saturday 25th April 2015, has terribly convulsed and devastated lives of thousands of people in Nepal. Within a few minutes, lives were forever changed in this past weekend just outside the capital city of Katmandu. With every passing hour, the situation is getting grimmer for the inhabitants of this country. News reports carry horrific images of the large scale devastation that has taken place. But what we see is just the tip of the ice berg. There are many areas in the interior regions of Nepal where access has been restricted owning to landslides and loss of electricity.
All this goes on to say that, there is a lot of destruction that has not yet been accounted for. Thus, despite having the Indian Government along with many other foreign governments rushing to the aid of the victims of this natural calamity, their efforts are not going to be enough to respond to the needs of those who have been affected. Lions in Nepal feel that there is a lot more to be done but for this they require mobilization of funds.
We have witnessed your generosity on prior occasions and hence we are counting on you once again to step up and make a generous commitment at this moment. Your contribution is going to enable Lions in Nepal to reach out to those in need. Please do consider making a contribution for this designated cause.
We look forward to receiving a generous commitment from your end.
Neville A. Mehta
India, South Asia, Africa & Middle East
Lions Clubs International
19, Nirlon House, 4th Floor
254-B, Dr. Annie Besant Road
Mumbai 400 030
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Your donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation enables compassionate humanitarian service around the world. Any donation no matter how small will make a difference to someone’s life.
It is difficult to relate to the scale of despair being experienced by thousands of injured and countless of homeless survivors. While one may feel a sense of helpless in a situation like this, you can actually do a lot by helping those who have volunteered their time and expertise to providing relief, medical assistance or temporary rehabilitation to the affected.
As the global leader in humanitarian service, Lions Clubs International is uniquely qualified to provide immediate assistance, but we need your assistance. Hence, we humbly request you to support our earthquake relief efforts, and assure you of our total commitment to the victims of this disastrous earthquake in Nepal.
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