The Bacolod City-Host Lions recently provided flood relief to families affected by Typhoon Goring in Bacolod City, a press release from the organization said.
On August 29, heavy rainfall brought severe flooding all over the city, leaving 33 barangays severely affected, several homes damaged, and several families seeking temporarily shelter in evacuation centers set up by the local government.
The incessant rain and flooding rendered affected residents unable to go out to procure basic needs such as food and water.
When natural disasters strike, Lions are among the first to answer. Members of the Bacolod City Host Lions Club quickly responded by immediately delivering food packs to families still in their homes, and also served hot meals and soup to those in the evacuation centers. “The damage that this typhoon and the subsequent effects brought is heartbreaking, and those affected by this calamity will need support in the days ahead,” said club president Jang Yap.
The Lions, likewise, initiated clean-up and repair efforts in some puroks, in order de-clog waterways and allow floodwater to flow to the drainage pathways.
The flood relief efforts of various Lions clubs in different barangays are on-going. The Bacolod City Host Lions Club alone reported that as of Wednesday, the club has served over a thousand individuals affected by Typhoon Goring.
The Bacolod City Host Lions Club has 85 members who meet every 3rd Thursday of the month. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.
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