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Lions help fire victims

Members of the Lions Clubs District 301-B1 mobilized resources to support disaster relief efforts following a spate of fires that hit Bacolod City.

After 60 houses were destroyed in a fire that hit Purok Magti-ayon, Barangay 10, on Monday morning, members of various Lions clubs went to the Bacolod BAYS Center, where displaced families are temporarily sheltered, and delivered rice, canned goods, noodles, plates, bowls, drinking glasses, kitchen utensils and used clothing, a press release from the group said.

The Lions coordinated with the office of Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia, who also provided food packs to the affected families, the press release said.

These were the Lions Clubs of Occidental Negros Host, Bacolod City Host, Bacolod Traders, Mt. Kanla-on, Bacolod Sampaguita, Bacolod Integrated, Bacolod Airport and Bacolod Fourth Estate.

Lions Multiple District chairman and City Councilor, Em Ang, District Governor Araceli Regalado, Councilor Caesar Distrito and Stephanie Ampil of the Bacolod Congressional Office, and Barangay 10 Captain Dexter Yap thanked the Lions for immediately responding to the victims’ plea for help, the release said.

The Lions also distributed food buckets and clothing to affected families of a fire incident Saturday in Purok Cinco, Barangay Taculing where three classrooms of the Puentebella Elementary School and seven houses were destroyed in the blaze. Councilor Em Ang and Taculing barangay captain Alex Diamante, who is also a Lion, distributed relief goods to the victims.

Ang and Regalado, with some Lions, also delivered food packs, clothing, kitchen utensils and other relief goods to the victims of the latest fire incident that claimed the lives of three young children, injured their grandmother, and gutted eight houses in Purok Kawayanan, Barangay Handumanan Tuesday, the release said.

The Lions also extended financial assistance to Richard and Rebecca Montero, who lost their three children during the fire. Members of Bacolod City Host, Occidental Negros Host and Bacolod Yesol Lions Clubs assisted in the emergency relief project.*

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