For more then a century Lions around the world have been changing lives through humanitarian service.
And this weekend, in commemoration of the birthday of the service group’s founder Melvin Jones, local Lions again reached out with a centennial rice bag challenge.
The Lions Club of Barbados South presented a bale of 20 kilogrammes of rice to the Christ Church Parish Church Outreach “Feeding” Programme to provide assistance to the less fortunate.
The club also donated bags of rice to three other families in the Christ Church community.
As they made the kind gesture on Saturday, the Lions reflected on Jones’ establishment of the club in 1917.
Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago businessman, had appealed to members of his local business club to move beyond business issues and to lend a helping hand to their communities. He later formed the Lions, which evolved into clubs around the world, with the motto, We Serve.
President of the Lions Club of Barbados South Cindy Small and Chairperson the Public Service, Welfare and Health Committee Corlis Weekes-Grazette made the presentation to Rector of the Christ Church Parish Church Canon Austin Carrington.
The donation came as Lions wrapped up the Worldwide Week of Service dedicated to eliminating hunger.