By Staff Reporter
Lions Club International Multiple District 412 on Monday donated USD $10 000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
Lions Club International Foundation Coordinator Past District Governor Alva Senderayi speaking at the handover ceremony of the equipment at his Multichoice Clinic said the donation will go a long way in capacitating frontline workers on the Covid-19 fight.
“We managed to source the Covid-19 grant to the tune of USD$9975 worth of PPEs. The PPEs we have have for disbursement will cover Bulawayo, Harare and the Midlands,” he said.
The PPEs included 200 shields, 2000 face masks, 50 thermometersdisposable latex gloves, 25 litres by 10 of standard sanitisers.
This is what the Lions Club has done to assist in the health sector of the country,” he said.
Speaking at the same event Vice Chairperson Lion Richard Ziki said to date Lions Club has spent USD$5, 1 million towards the Covid-19 fight.
“Today we are witnessing the donation of USD $10 000 by Lions Club International towards the Covid-19 fight. The Lions Club International Foundation to date since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has spent $5, 1 million towards mitigation of the same for the betterment of humanity,” he said.
The District Governor Lion Catherine Maripira said the Lions Club International was also adding its own efforts to the Covid-19 fight.
“The world faces a unique set of challenges because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lions are united in service to give communities the hope the world so desperately needs. Today we are witnessing a ceremony where Lions are united in kindness through the donation of PPEs to our Zimbabwe community. Because of the pandemic the needs of our communities are increasing and kindness is needed more than ever,” she said.
She added that the donation of the PPEs was for the dedicated frontline workers, “its no easy task to have that kind of devotion.”