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Belize Lions Raise More than $7,000 for Victims of Flooding

Posted by Grand Baymen on Oct 16, 2013 7:11:31 AM
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The Belize Lions have long been celebrated by those living in San Pedro Town.  The organization has been fund raising for many years, supporting local and foreign projects with both their time and money.  Now, the Belize Lion Clubs operating in Zone 59 have revealed that they’ve raised over $7,000 to help Mexico’s flood victims.

On Friday October 4th, the organization was involved in fund raising activities to raise money for those in dire need of it.  The events have been hailed a great success, and the monies gathered will be given to the Lions Club International Fund (LCIF) so that it can be routed to the right cause.  Chairperson for the Zone 59 Lions Club operations, Melanie Paz, said that a radio-thon, bingo, barbeque and dollar drive staged by the San Pedro Lions Club raised $5,000.  Meanwhile, the Belize City Lions Club raised a total of $2,000.  With the San Estevan Lions Club yet to report in on how much they managed to raise, it’s believed that over $7,000 will be awarded to worthy causes.

In other news from the Lions, members of the charity said they’d held a work-a-thon on Saturday October 5th to help restore bathroom facilities at the San Pedro Roman Catholic school.  The event was organized to coincide with October 8th; the day that is officially the Lions World Service Day.  Two Peace Corps volunteers, a US Navy Sailor, four members of the United State Marine Corps and volunteers from Ambergris Caye’s Belize Coast Guard joined forces with the San Pedro Lions to help.  Rigoberto Kumul, President of the local Lions Club, organized proceedings and ensured that everyone got to work at the five-a-side football field where the bathroom facilities were in desperate need of a revamp.  For both the male and female sections of the building, new fittings, windows and doors were installed.  The entire building and some of the fencing alongside also received a welcome coat of fresh white paint.

The Lions bring a lot of community spirit to San Pedro Town and bring together people who wouldn’t, under normal circumstances, work together.  In collaboration, they’ve raised a great deal of money for good causes and, in this latest venture, they’ve not only found funds to help flood victims but aided the restoration of local amenities.

Topics: Social Responsibility

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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.