Lions and Leo Clubs deliver clothes to Afghan refugees in transit from Sigonella

Editorial Staff 05 September 2021 09:08

In eight days, over 50 tons of clothing and toys were collected by Sicilian Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs tons of clothing and toys to be donated to Afghan families displaced from their country and in transit from Sigonella to the United States. On Friday the ceremony of the first delivery of garments and toys collected, about 10 tons, was held in the presence of the Governor of District 108Yb Sicily Francesco Cirillo with a delegation of Lions. A second tranche will be delivered in the next few days to the Air Force and probably also to the Sicilian municipalities that will host the Afghan refugees destined for Italy. “Thank you Lion. Through you the sensitivity of the Sicilian citizens can be touched by hand for the many material you have brought. The Naval Air Station and the US are grateful to you”, commented the commander of the US Navy Naval Air Station, Captain Kevin Pickard. “A heartfelt thanks to the Sicilian Lions for the closeness shown towards the Air Force and in this case for the extreme sensitivity towards less fortunate people who have come here in Sigonella in search of a better life. Certainly your many gifts will bring relief to the families and a smile for children “. These, however, are the words of the pilot colonel Howard Lee Rivera, commander of the 41st flock and of the Sigonella airport. “I would like to thank all the Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs who have taken action for the collection. Once again the Lions and Leos – said Francesco Cirillo Governor of the Lions District 108Yb Sicily – have shown great sensitivity towards people in need. . I was also impressed by the great availability and efficiency of the Italian and US command at the Sigonella base “.

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