Lions Club hands out rice on Tinian


Members of the Filipino-American Lions club pose for a photo during their rice distribution on Tinian during Thanksgiving. (Contributed Photo)

The Saipan Filipino American Lions Club ventured to Tinian to provide post-Super Typhoon Yutu relief to Tinian residents.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, members of the Saipan Filipino American Lions Club from Saipan visited Tinian to distribute 10-lb sacks of rice.

The club reported that 515 individuals benefited from the relief goods.

The Lions Clubs International District 204 Region 1 from Guam provided the financial assistance to make the distribution happen, in collaboration with the United Filipinos Association headed by president Rodney Cabarles and Tinian volunteers.

Saipan Fil-Am Lions club president Lucy Buensalido, club president Flor Miranda, club secretary Ladyvir Canape, and club secretary Yho Villavicencio were present for the distribution.

According to Saipan Lions Club Region 2 chair Annamae Adaza, the club is sworn to offer help to those in dire need, especially in times of calamity.

“Any help that we can extend is really a big thing. Knowing there are a lot of entities trying to help…just helping our neighbor would mean a lot. …[this is] another reason to be thankful that we are all alive,” she said.

Saipan Lions Club District governor Daniel Cruz said the goal is to give back to the community even in a small way. “We stand by our motto, ‘We serve,’” he said.

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Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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