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Friday, July 28, 2017


Freeport Lions Donate to Flood Victims

The need for fresh drinking water and household bleach became apparent when the flood waters of the Pecatonica River entered citizens' homes during torrential and successive rainstorms.
Freeport Lions Club members personally donated 11 cases of bottled drinking water, 5 gallon jugs of drinking water, and 11 gallons of bleach at their business meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, several Lions delivered the donated water and bleach to The Salvation Army headquarters at 106 West Exchange Street.

Salvation Army Captain Lee Brickson, the “Official Vehicle” for distributing to flood victims, accepted water and bleach donations from Freeport Lions Club members, Rich Montgomery, Roland Caruso and Terry Anderson. (Photo thanks to Kelsey Lewis)
Flood victims Kevin Toepfer, Henry Quintero, Donald Griffin, and David Lee help Lions Rich Montgomery and Lion Terry Anderson (in vests) unload water and bleach at Salvation Army headquarters for flood victims. (Photo by Andrea Montgomery)

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