District Lion’s club introduces disaster relief trailer
Published 11:01 am Thursday, February 3, 2022
District Governor Charlie Wigglesworth visited the Greenville Lion’s for their weekly meeting on January 24, 2021.
Wigglesworth commended the Lion’s on their hard work raising money for the Lion’s Club Foundation. The money is used around the world to help victims of natural disasters.
The funds were also used recently to purchase each district a disaster relief trailer, which was on hand to view.
Each district had to raise $1,000 to be matched with a $10,000 grant that funded the purchase of the trailer and the contents inside.
The trailer will be used within the district to respond to natural disasters from tornadoes, hurricanes, severe storms, fires, etc. The contents of the trailer would then be handed out to people affected by the disaster providing them with much needed items to help start the recovery process.
When not in use for its intended purpose, Wigglesworth said the trailer will be used for promotional purposes.
“Personally, I am glad to be part of an organization that cares about its community and when disaster strikes, the trailer can be made available to help those in need. We have a great community that gives to the Lion’s club allowing us to purchase items like the trailer and trailer contents. This is a perfect example of why civic clubs are important in a time when membership is on a decline. This is an example of why we need members and what we can do in our own community when we join together,” Lion David Lovell said.
Wiggles presented Greenville Lion’s Club President Annette Cartwright a certificate of appreciation for her local efforts.
Following the meeting, Lion’s club members checked out the trailer and its contents.