When a disaster occurs, Lions are there to support the community and its members.
Disasters may include drought, bushfires, flooding, and earthquakes, just to name a few. The question in today’s environment is whether a Covid-19 lockdown (and similar future events) can be classified as a Disaster?
When tasked by the Government, the role of Lions is to cater for affected people and relief centre staff for as long as is required.
However, the District Governor can declare an ‘emergency’ at anytime based on an event as defined in the definition. If this happens, it allows immediate provision of relief funds, and we get involved. These funds are given to local Club to be used in accordance with pre-set guidelines.
Read more from the District Disaster Relief Coordinator Gerry van Niekerk