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Bailey’s General Store raises money for San-Cap Lions Disaster Relief Fund

By Staff | Jul 4, 2011

Lion Tom Hoover, left, accepts the check on behalf of the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club from Bailey’s General Store’s Francis Bailey, center, and Richard Johnson.

Over the last couple of months, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has been collecting donations on the behalf of Salvation Army for the victims of the recent U.S. flood and tornado disasters. One hundred percent of the donations have been dedicated to disaster relief.

Collection jars had been set up with businesses around the islands, and last week the Lions received a $614.88 donation from Bailey’s General Store.

“We are extremely glad to have our community’s support whenever we organize our campaigns,” said Tom Hoover, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club’s outgoing president. “This donation is just another moment that we are glad to be part of, especially in our continuing mission to serve the communities around us.”

The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception on Dec. 26, 1967. The proceeds from its various fundraising events help support a number of charities. Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the Club supports.

To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, visit sanibelcaptivalions.org/fund_raising/contribute.html.