Providing diagnostics, training and equipment to serve the vision impaired
REDWOOD LIONS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION REPORT
On Sept 02-2016
Here is what the RLMF has been doing on behalf of District 4C2 so far this year (starting July 1st )
On behalf of the “West Marin Lions Club”, so they could save money on taxes for their contributors, RLMF received $14,741.00 from that club and immediately wrote that club a check for the same amount. Because the RLMF is a 501 C 3 corporation, the clubs contributors could then write off those contributions as “tax deductible”. This money is going to be used to help fund the “Tomales Bay Youth Center.
The RLMF also received $10,000.00 from Lions International that will be used to set up the “Quest” program at the Roseland school. This is a LCI grant and the money shall be used for that program only.
So, if your club needs a “tax Exempt” status for any large contributions, be sure to contact the board at the Redwood Lions Memorial Foundation to see if they can help. That’s one of the reasons they are a 4C2 district project.
The next project for the RLMF is to collect I-PHONES, series 5 and newer to be donated to the blind people in our district. The series 5 and newer phones use the “siri” audio system and can be used by the blind to make communications easier. So if you know of anyone that has a working I-phone that they no longer need please send it to the RLMF and we will get to someone that can use it.
on December 01-2015
- Collected from all over the state $45,123 and have spent $ 16,369.
- Totes for Teens $2500, their warehouse burned down.
- Kelseyville $ 5,000 for Ice Machine that burnt out and other expenses. They were instrumental in helping when the fire raged out of control and the other two lions clubs were out of commission.
- Middletown $ 2,000 to cover PGE and other expenses at the staging area for fire victims.
- Supplies $5869, which were requested by Cobb and Middletown. Storage Containers so fire victims could put their blankets and food in. Shovels and rakes so they could start to clean their property, Tarps to cover food and clothing . Coolers to store food, Duct tape to seal and towels to bathe with.
- We spent $900 for food for cleanup crew to get property and club houses back in working order
Now we have raincoats and winter gloves to deliver next week as rain and winter set in. Many supplies were bought locally and some from Amazon and they shipped them up there. I personally made four trips with a lot of the supplies to Middletown and Cobb. As winter sets in they will need additional things but we will now wait and evaluate this as agreed by the RLMF BOARD.
Hopefully I have covered about everything.
THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL THE HELP AND ALL THE DONATIONS TO THE RLMF TO BUY SPECIFIC NEEDS.
BARRY BIALKOSKI PRES RLMF