On this Memorial Day Weekend let us not forget those who have defended our flag and the people of Joplin Missouri who have suffered great losses as a result of the tornado.
As a member of the Frankfort Lions Club, I appeal to the people of WordPress , and all my friends to consider sending donations to the address listed below. Here is a copy of a letter I received from the District 1B Governor Lion John J O’Brien.
1-B Lions, Lioness, and Leos,
A Forwarded Message from Our District Governor John O’Brien and MD-1 on assisting in Joplin, MO…
After a few calls from club members in our District asking what we can do to help in Joplin, Missouri, I was able to get thru to the District Governor in Joplin to ask what we could do to help. She thanked us for the offer and she went on to say that seven (7) Lions in her district lost everything the owned, cars, houses, computers with years of photographs stored on them. They only had the clothing on their backs. Her Zone Chair and her husband went to the crawl space of their house only to emerge to open sky.
If Clubs in our District or individual Lions wish to help or contribute financially, below is the mailing information you need.
If you want to help out personally, the Lions Club House on the edge of town in Joplin, suffered minimum damage and has become a gathering point in town. They will be cooking food all weekend at the club house. Volunteers are able to stay at the club house, but there are no showers available at the Lions Club building. She asked if you come down to help, to wear your Lions Shirt or vest or bring your lions ID card to get past security.
Those wishing to offer monetary relief; please makes checks payable to:
MD26 M6, Joplin Relief Fund,
and mail to:
PDG Jim Wilson, Cabinet Treasurer
1551 E. Powell
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Thank you in advance for any help you send.
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