October 30, 2014

Burlington Lions Club donates $8,000 to Flood Victims Fund

Burlington Lions Club President Ken O’Breza was pleased to present the Club’s $8,000. cheque to Burlington Community Foundation President and CEO Colleen Mulholland to assist uninsured or underinsured residents whose homes were damaged from the August 4 flood waters.  O’Breza said:  “Our motto is simply:  We Serve.  Over the years the Club has sent funds to assist global victims of Tsunamis, earthquakes and  floods.  Club members are now pleased to be assisting local residents in need.”  He went on:  ”We sincerely hope our Provincial Government will quickly recognize the enormity of the local devastation as a disaster area and come forward with at least matching funds.  We salute the Burlington Community Foundation folks for so willingly extending themselves in effectively co-ordinating so many related aspects of raising awareness, patiently answering questions, communicating with various government levels and media and of course, accountability for donations management.  We encourage fellow residents who haven’t already, please send a donation to BCF today!” 


L to R:  Back row: Barry Leppan, Blair Greer, Alastair Mirrlees, Jim McLaughlin, Ken O'Breza Lions President
                           Front row holding cheque:  Mayor Rick Goldring, Colleen Mulholland, Preisdent and CEO BCF
Pic is courtesy of BCF via Dave Bennet of XposurePR.

Burlington Community Foundation CEO Mulholland thanked the Lions Club for their donation.  “Burlington residents continue to demonstrate a genuine caring for their fellow citizens in a time of great need.  The BCF Flood Disaster Relief committee is pleased to be assisting so many people affected by this disaster.”

Mayor Rick Goldring, fresh from the municipal election, was on hand to thank the Lions Club, the Foundation and all those who are working to help those in need.