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Lions Clubs International Foundation distributes relief goods

THE Lions Clubs International Foundation, through its six clubs on Saipan, distributed relief goods to typhoon victims on Sunday.

Four-hundred families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Yutu received a total of $10,000 in relief goods, Lions Clubs International Region 2 District 204 chairperson Annamae Adaza said.

Adaza said prior to the distribution on Sunday club members handed vouchers to the typhoon victims in Chalan Kanoa, San Antonio, Dandan, San Jose, Koblerville, Chalan Kiya and Garapan.

Adaza said the vouchers entitled recipients to relief packages consisting of toilet paper, noodles, sardines, instant coffee, mosquito coils, canned sausage, cooking oil and other food items from Micronesia Brokers Inc."

Saipan residents wait outside the distribution center where members of the Lions Club International Foundation distribute relief goods.Saipan residents wait outside the distribution center where members of the Lions Club International Foundation distribute relief goods.

After Yutu slammed into Saipan and Tinian on Oct. 24-25, Adaza said Lions District Gov. Daniel Cruz met with the club presidents on Saipan to discuss the distribution of relief goods.

Adaza said although shipping relief goods to Tinian is a challenge right now, “definitely we will help them out.”

She added, “We are on the road to recovery.  We are all affected but some people, especially those who have lost their houses and belongings, really need help. Let’s show some love and care to them.”

Lions Clubs International Region 2 District 204 chairperson Annamae Adaza with the members of the six Lions Clubs on Saipan during the distribution of relief goods at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Middle Road, Sunday.  Photos by Junhan B. TodiñoLions Clubs International Region 2 District 204 chairperson Annamae Adaza with the members of the six Lions Clubs on Saipan during the distribution of relief goods at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Middle Road, Sunday. Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

Adaza noted that the Lions’ motto is, “‘We Serve,’ so when there’s a need, Lions will be there to help.”

For the distribution of relief goods on Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Middle Road, 63 Lions and Leo Club members volunteered.

The distribution was led by Adaza, who is also president of the Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club, and zone chairs Lion Al Cabael and Lion Argie Buensalido.

Also volunteering were  Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club members, the Saipan Unity Lions Club and its president Lucy Buendalido, the Saipan Marianas Lions Club led by its president Flor Miranda, the Saipan Alliance Lions Club headed by its president June Alciso, the Saipan Centennial Lions Club led by president Cely Lizama, and the Saipan Natibu Lions Club led by president Jessica Taylor.