Ebola has become one of the deadliest epidemics to threaten the lives of millions around the world. While the virus has affected several people, children of victims are most vulnerable of all. In view of this grim situation, Lions Clubs International and LCIF pledge their support to orphan children of Ebola victims. True to the Lions motto of “Helping where help is needed”, Lions Clubs International Foundation released,US$ 150,000 during the recent Lions Clubs International-Europa Forum 2014, Birmingham in support of the ‘Ebola Orphans’ Relief Aid Program. An additional fund of US $300,000 has been raised by the Lions present at the Forum towards this cause. At the ISAAME Forum, 2014, in Mauritius, First Vice International President Dr. Lion Jitsuhiro Yamada announced the contribution of US $ 100,000 from the Lions of Japan in support of the orphans.
According to the World Health Organization, this epidemic has already claimed over 6915 lives and has contaminated over 18,603 individuals http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/situation-reports/en/ However, the numbers of children who have been orphaned in the process are still unaccounted for. While being ostracized from village to village, the children are left to lead a live of uncertainty and despair.
Given the present scenario, Lions Clubs International and LCIF urge your support. Please consider making a donation to LCIF’s Ebola Aid campaign in order to help the orphans of Ebola victims. Your contribution will aid the rehabilitation, feeding and housing of the orphan children.
You can send in your contributions to https://www.lcif.org/EN/support-our-work/donate-now.php.
Your donations (in INR) can be sent in the form of cheques or demand drafts, drawn in the favor of Lions Clubs International Foundation with a covering letter specifying that you wish to donate the amount towards Ebola Relief activity.
Please courier your cheques to:
Lions Clubs International
19, Nirlon House, 4th Floor,
254-B, Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Mumbai 400 030, Maharastra