GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM (GST)
GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM CHAIRPERSON MESSAGE - NOV 2020
District 14-E Supporting the Relief Efforts for the Flooding Caused by Hurricanes in Louisiana
Nice work District 14-E Lions on your quick efforts providing items for the hurricane relief in Louisiana. The Lions from across MD-14 met in three locations across PA to fill a tractor trailer truck with supplies. Districts 14 - B, E, F, J, M, and N met the tractor trailer truck in Cranberry Township as the last stop before the truck heads for Louisiana. A team of Lions shuffled boxes from the vehicles into the truck.
Cleaning supplies, health and hygiene supplies, blankets, pillows, work gloves, flashlights, shop-vacs, 2 generators, a chain saw, and Lions brooms, and more brooms, and more brooms were all part of the many supplies donated to those in need.
DG Chuck and ZC Amy Thompkins, PID Cindy and PDG Tom Gregg, and I delivered the collected items from District 14-E to the tractor trailer truck. Thank you to all the Clubs and Lions of District 14-E who made both collective and individual donations to this effort. Thanks also to PDG Bob Mesher who helped organize the drives in the Southern part of Westmoreland County and thanks to our friends at the Westmoreland County Blind Association for the goods drive they held, and items donated.
The supplies were delivered to DeRidder, LA on October 17th where local Lions helped unload the trailer. On October 24th those supplies, and food were distributed to those in need. Cars were lined up waiting to get the much-needed items.
Monetary donations are still being accepted. The donations should be made payable to the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation with a note in the memo line stating Louisiana Disaster Relief. These donations will be gathered and sent to the areas of need as directed by the MD Disaster Relief Team and the State Council. Donations that are made towards Disaster Relief cannot be used for other recognitions through the Lions of PA Foundation (i.e. LOPF Fellows, and PIP Wroblewski Awards).
For those Lions and Clubs that participated in the event be sure to have your service reported on MyLion.
We live up to our motto of “We Serve” by helping those in need here in our local communities but also in areas of need across the country and around the world.
Yours in Service,
PDG Lance H. Remic
Global Service Team Chairperson, District 14-E
PDG Lance Remic