Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor - Lions Club helps community

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Local Lions Clubs helped over 106,000 people locally and internationally last year

From July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, more than 106,000 people were helped by local Lions Clubs in South West Idaho and Eastern Oregon. This includes the efforts of 30 clubs and over 800 Lions and Leos in our area. Lions Envision Sight, our charitable organization is a vital component of our local activities. Local Lions Clubs are part of Lions Clubs International with over 1.4 million members in 50,000 clubs worldwide. The Mt Home Lions Club has been in existence since 1969 serving the local area.

Local Lions clubs reported over 360 service activities and over 10,000 volunteer hours in our communities.

Here are some of the ways Lions have made a difference in our communities: Recycled over 65,000 pairs of eyeglasses, provided vision exams and eye glasses to many individuals, partnered with food banks in their communities to help alleviate hunger, provided vision and hearing screenings in schools for 31,000 students by way of 1600 volunteer hours, worked with Camp Hodia to assist with diabetes education, raked leaves and landscaping for seniors.

Our motto is “We Serve” and Lions help meet the needs of many of our fellow Idaho citizens and individuals internationally.

Curt Kelley

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