Lions donate $2,510 in tornado supplies | Local News

West Tennessee District Lions 12-L received a $10,000 Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) grant to assist those injured and/or displaced by tornadoes that swept through northwest Tennessee on the night of December 10. .

Mainly, the hardest hit areas were the municipalities of Dresden, Kenton and Paris. Individual clubs and the district provided additional funds that allowed the aid to exceed $11,700. The grant was used to provide food, clothing and cleaning supplies. LCIF grants have also been awarded to other areas of Tennessee and Kentucky.

District Governor Linda Overstreet of Millington said the total dollar amount of supplies distributed in Henry County was $2,510. The Paris Lions provided additional funds and distributed the supplies locally to individual families, the Western District Bapist Association and the Henry County Recycling Center.

“The devastation was so heartbreaking,” she said. “I am very proud to serve as a Lion and to have the opportunity to coordinate this relief effort in West Tennessee.”

In 2020, LCIF provided a $10,000 grant to West Tennessee to purchase personal protective equipment during the height of the pandemic for volunteer paramedics, as many cities lacked the funds to purchase more. than what was needed for their full-time workers. . LCIF has awarded numerous grants throughout Tennessee and around the world.

Local Lions clubs participate in projects, but are self-reliant in doing what is needed in their individual communities. There are 36 Lions clubs in West Tennessee with nearly 700 members.

Charles P. Patton