By Cathy Elelman • 14 May 2020 • 21:48
MISSION: The club is trying to help as many people in need as possible”, say Vera Lions president Sheena Selkirk
CREDIT: Vera and District Lions
THE Vera and District Lions has issued a massive thanks to the many people who have made generous donations to the club to help with its sterling work supporting the needy and those have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.
“The last couple of months have been strange for all of us and many people have suffered badly”, Vera Lions President Sheena Selkirk pointed out.
Vera Lions has made it its mission to help as many people who need assistance with food and daily living costs at it can.
The club is supporting both the Vera and Turre Foodbanks with financial and food donations on a regular basis. It has also been doing its bit to assist the Red Cross and local council-led food supply programmes by making financial donations totalling over €4,500 so far.
This funding has supported programmes operating in Mojacar, Antas, Cuevas del Almanzora, Zurgena, Arboleas, Albox, Olula del Rio, as well as other areas of the Almanzora Valley.
“Your donations have helped us to do this and we are extremely grateful”, Sheena stressed.
On top of this the Lions have food donation points at Iceland in Vera and Thomas’ supermarket in Mojacar Playa: members of the public can leave non-perishable items in the Lions’ trolleys. Financial donations can be made through the Vera Lions gofundme page or by contacting the club secretary via email at [email protected]
Sheena has called on everyone who can to donate to help the Lions to assist people in a vulnerable position.
“Like Good Samaritans, please help those now in need”, she urged.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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