The Lions of Single District 10 recently applied for and received a $5,000.00 Disaster Assistance grant from the Lions of Michigan Service Foundation (LMSF) to help the residents of the Houghton county area recover from the recent catastrophic rain and flooding in communities of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. On Friday, July 13th, Cabinet Treasurer, Scott Kwarciany and 1st Vice District Governor, Bruce LaBelle, made their second trip to Houghton, Michigan to provide 34 dehumidifiers and 50 Box Fans, which were much needed to remove moisture from residences in the county. The equipment was purchased with $5,000.00 from the LMSF grant and an additional $1,650.00 donated from various Lions Clubs from SD10 and MD11.
In addition, another $3,200.00 was spent purchasing 48 spade shovels, 22 square shovels, 36 rakes and 40 push brooms that were also needed for the cleanup efforts. These additional tools were purchased with $10,000.00 grant money from the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) previously acquired.