In June of 2013, when tornadoes ravaged Oklahoma, the Chester Lions united the community to Stuff-a-Truck with supplies and needs for those impacted. This September, the club did it again to help those whose homes were devastated by the floods in Baton Rouge Louisiana.
In addition to donating $10,000 to Lions in Louisiana, the Chester Lions Club asked the community to get involved by donating school supplies, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and games and activities to help keep children occupied while parents work on rebuilding their homes. Because of the outpouring of generosity by local residents, businesses, and organizations the club was able to fill a truck with five pallets, totaling more than 2,000 pounds, full of much needed supplies. The truck left for Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Oct. 5.
“It was so wonderful to see our local community join us in supporting the people of Baton Rouge,” said Arline Rossi, member of the Chester Lions Club. “Filling all of those boxes happened because so many people came together. Every little bit helped, and we are so proud of our community.”
The Chester Lions Club is extremely thankful for the help of the community in getting the word out about the event and making donations, and the American Legion in Chester for the use of their facilities. The schools, churches, and community groups were invaluable resources in helping to publicize the Club’s efforts.
For more information about the Chester Lions Club and this special project, visit www.chesterlionsclubnj.com.