Lions clubs: Support the victims of the Australian Wildfires
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When a series of wildfires raced across Australia’s southern state of Victoria in 2009 — destroying homes and even entire rural towns — Lions from near and far swiftly responded with emergency aid.

And in 2019 we are doing the same, rallying our Lions, as well as caring friends and neighbors across the globe, to support the victims of these disastrous wildfires.

We need your donations to make this happen.

Funds collected by our club via this campaign will be given to Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF who will help us move them to the Lions Club International Foundation for use in Australia.

Below is a news clip from a few days ago, showing just how serious these fires are and how devastating the effects are! We will be sending over the funds to our fellow lion's clubs in Australia to deal with these fires and the huge aftermath head-on and as soon as possible. 

These fires have not only destroyed the surrounding bush areas, but whole neighborhoods, wildlife, and peoples livelihood have gone up in smoke. Please make a donation so we can help support them put out the fires and start to rebuild their lives. 

Here is the situation as it currently stands.

In Queensland:

  • There were 80 active fires.
  • Leave immediately and leave now alerts had been issued at locations including Kinkuna Waters, Pechey, Buxton, Woodgate/Walkers Point Road, Kilkivan and Noosa North Shore.
  • There were 293 vehicles across all of the fires around the state.
  • 14 homes had been destroyed.
  • 100 interstate and international personnel had arrived in the state to assist.
  • Very high to severe conditions were expected to persist across Queensland. Conditions may ease in some areas on Thursday but severe fire danger was expected again into the weekend.

In New South Wales:

  • There were 76 active fires.
  • None were currently at the emergency warning level, most were at watch and act or advice level.
  • Conditions eased on Wednesday after the catastrophic and extreme fire danger ratings on Tuesday.
  • Thursday was forecast to bring very high fire danger across much of the state, as was Friday, with potentially severe fire danger on Friday in the greater Hunter region.
  • The very high fire danger being experienced in the north-east of the state was expected to continue for the rest of the week.
  • The Rural Fire Service Commissioner,Shane Fitzsimmons, said severe conditions forecast for the weekend would be followed by another burst of hot air next week, meaning crews “simply aren’t going to get the upper hand on all of these fires”.

In Western Australia:

  • One fire was at the emergency warning level at Drummond Cove in Geraldton.
  • A second fire, the Utakarra fire in Geraldton had been downgraded to watch and act.
  • AAP was reporting that two homes had been destroyed and two homes had been damaged in Geraldton.

 

 

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Stamp out the fires
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Support the firefighters
Help the firefighters recover from this catastrophe
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Support the families
Help families displaced or injured by the fires
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Support the Community
Help rebuild the community after this disaster
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