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District 26-M2
The following are excerpts from thank you letters received from recipients of assistance from the Webster Groves Lions.
Zachary Cayer

To Lions Club of Webster Groves, Members of the Scholarship Committee

Thank you so much for the scholarship you granted me for my college education.  I really appreciate the gift and it will help a great deal with my college expenses at Louisiana State University.

I think your organization is a great asset tot he Webster Groves community

Thanks Again, Zach Cayer

Children's Hospital Foundation

Dear Mr. Tim Rabbitt

On behalf of our patients, families and dedicated staff, thank you for you gift raised though Hooked on Hope for St Louis Children's Hospital.  The money raised through Hooked on Hope will support the Faust Family Endowment Fund as St Louis Children's Hospital.  The endowment has been established to assist families of cancer patients with food, lodging, transportation, prescriptions and utility bills.  We truly appreciated you generosity and support.

The gift will play a vital role in enabling us to continue providing specialized care, medical research, education and community outreach to the more than 275,000 children we serve annually. Your commitment to St. Louis Children's Hospital ensures world-class, compassionate health care for children in our community and across the world.  Again, thank you for helping St. Louis Children's Hospital achieve our mission of doing what's right for kids.

Sincerely, Erin Taake, Coordinator Third Party Events

Donald Gerber

Many, many thanks for your very generous check to the St Louis Crisis Nursery.  The evening was awesome and very well attended.  They raised $76,000 that evening for a great cause.  Again--thanks for always being there.

Yours in Lionism, Don Gerber

Lions District M2 Hearing

I would like to thank the Webster Groves Lions Club for your donation to District M2 Hearing.  I greatly appreciate it. We are in need of money for the Hearing Committee.  Or district is working with Beltone Hearing in the St. Louis are.  I have sent sixteen cases to Beltone to date, with seven more to be sent.  Our cost is $414 for two hearing aids.

Thank you, Yours in Lionism, Lion Elmer Weinrich, District M2 Chairman

Trinity Assembly of God

Dear Lions Club of Webster Groves

I want to personally thank you for you generous donation to Trinity Assembly of God Church.  Your help will assist us in much needed improvements  to our building.  We are dedicated to better serve our community with out outreaches such as our Food Pantry and other ministries.  Urban Ministries need all the help they can get and we appreciate your help greatly.  In Christ, Rev.  Joel A. Oliver.

Delta Gamma Center for Children

Dear Ryan,

Thank you for your contribution to the Delta Gamma Center for Children with visual impairments through your matching gift fund.  Your thoughtfulness allows us to provided services of the highest quality for children with visual impairments and their families.

Sincerely, Debbie Nauke, Executive Director

Lupus Foundation of America

Thank you for your donation to the Lupus Foundation of America Heartland Chapter!  By supporting your family member, friend or co-worker, participating the in the Walk for Lupus Now, you are helping us fight this deadly disease which affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans.

The LFA is the nation's foremost nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus.  Your generous donation to these efforts is greatly appreciated.  For more information about the LFA Heartland Chapter, visit

The Family of Mark Rizzo

Thank you so much for your generosity.  It means more to us than you will ever know.  At the worst time of our lives, you have made us feel truly blessed.

Sincerely. Jamee Breeding-Rizzo

Camp Happy Days
March 20, 2010
Dear Lion Teddi and the Webster Groves Lions Members,

First of all thank you for allowing me to come and speak to you about Camp Happy Days.  I always enjoy my time with the Webster Lions.

Secondly, thanks for the generous $1,000 check which I deposited in our Scholarship/Field Trip account.

We have registered 10 campers this week and 8 out 10 have asked for financial assistance.

Thanks so much for your financial support ($16,300) over the years.

Sincerely Mitch Hannefen and Sue Semons

Circle of Concern
March 19, 2010
Dear Friends,

Thank you for you donation to the Circle of Concern.

The Circle of Concern has helped our neighbors since 1967.  Our pantry now helps feed more the 1,500 people each month and we assist scores of families with rent, utility costs and other basic bills.

Thanks again for opening  our heart to Circle and the families we help.

With Best Wishes, Glenn Koenen, Executive Director


The Backstoppers Inc
March 29, 2010
Dear Friends,

On behalf of The BackStoppers, I want to express our sincere appreciation to you the generous donation matching  the donation from Mr. Richard Halteman.

This contribution has a direct impact on the families of those who have lost their lives while protecting our homes and families.  since 1959, the BackStoppers has provided assistance to over 100 families.  we provide health insurance, make mortgage payments, and provide assistance with educational costs, home repair and maintenance and other special needs.  your donation enables us to continue our missions.

Thank you again for your support of The BackStoppers and the families we serve.

Sincerely, Chief Ron Battelle, Executive Director


Bristol Elementary School Silent Auction and Trivia Night
March 31, 2010
Dear Supporter,

Thank you for your donation of items for our auction held on February 27, 2010.

We appreciate your continued support for our school, our community, and our children.

The amount we raised exceeded the goal of $20,000 we set to support our students and their education at Bristol Elementary.  On behalf of those who will benefit from your generosity and the rest of our community, we wish to thank you for contributing to our success.

Sincerely Yours, The Bristol Silent Auction and Trivia Night Committee.