Bantry Bay Lions and Lions Clubs throughout Ireland have responded to the crisis facing the Indian healthcare system by raising $66,100 as part of a major campaign organized by the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Bantry Bay Lions donated €500 to this fund.
Lions in Ireland have a long history of providing support when a major disaster strikes. The recent upsurge of COVID-19 cases in India and an increasing death rate threatened to overwhelm their Health System. Lions Clubs International has responded by providing funds, which are enabling Lions Clubs throughout India to purchase and distribute critical medical equipment and supplies for local hospitals and clinics. This has been determined to be the greatest need, as community healthcare systems are being overrun. Lions Clubs in Ireland and the communities that support their work have been very generous in responding to this appeal.