Kentucky Tornadoes - Lions 43-K Relief Fund

The tornadoes on the evening of December 10th changed a fair number of communities in Western and South Central Kentucky into disaster zones.
Communities affected the worst, in our assessment so far, were Mayfield (Graves County), Dawson Springs (Christian County), and Bowling Green (Warren County), with secondary areas of concern being: Benton (Marshall County), Falls of Rough (Grayson & Breckinridge Counties), Central City (Muhlenburg County), Beaver Dam (Ohio County)


All of these communities in Kentucky fall into Lions District 43-K, of which I am the Treasurer for and have been authorized to post this fundraising request. Lions District 43-K is, essentially, the entire western part of the state (everything south and west of Louisville, KY, running to the state borders), and serves as the organizing body of roughly 70 Lions Clubs across that geographic area.
(So, if you're looking for a good place to make a single donation to make the largest geographic impact, this is your place.)
Proceeds from this page will go *directly* to the local Lions Club community foundation for which we feel is the greatest need at this moment, Mayfield Lions Club, for distribution into their and the other dozen or so communities impacted through Kentucky, to provide for whatever that community's needs may be, as assessed locally by the respective clubs.
(In past events, Lions have used the money to provide: hot meals, water, heating oil, personal care items, payment for prescriptions, vision care and replacement of glasses lost in storms, etc.)
Lions on the ground in these communities are already assessing how they can help, so info on this page will be updated frequently to help communicate those needs as they are discovered.
About Lions Clubs International:
Where there's a need, there are Lions.
Lions operate in 214 countries worldwide, and are the world's largest civic organization with 1.4 million members. Lions Clubs form in communities both large and small to serve the needs of their communities, whatever they may be at any given moment in time. While Lions main focus is on vision-related causes, Lions have become well-known as being the "volunteer first responders", being some of the first people to respond during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Southeast Asian Tsunami/Mudslides that occurred many years ago.
Lions members *volunteer* their time and resources to serve those needs in their communities, and all Lions leadership are volunteers. And, all donations to our supporting charitable entity, Lions Clubs International Foundation, go out to what causes they are designated for (i.e. 100% of what is given goes back out the door to those communities in need.)
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Thank you so much for your time and resources in helping us support the people in this great time of need.
Lion Aaron Witten
Leitchfield, KY (Leitchfield Lions Club, Grayson County)
Treasurer, District 43-K, Lions Club International
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Aaron Witten 
Mayfield, KY
Mayfield Lions Club Charitable Foundation Inc (Lions Club Charity Account) 
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