Atlanta Lions Team Up with Partners for Washington Park Cleanup

Lions Jotham Reubel, Gary Martin & Al Coxe

October 28, 2017

Family, friends and members of the Atlanta Lions Club teamed up with 60 Anthem corporate volunteers and Young Generation Movement members for a community cleanup in Washington Park in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhood.  Volunteers organized into four cleanup and restoration projects picking litter, cleaning playground equipment, spreading mulch and fallen debris from the forest canopy.  Projects not only focused on the park’s beautification, but also the adjacent BeltLine Interim Trail abutting the new BeltLine Westside Trail.

Anthem Litter Patrol Volunteers

Joining event organizers were representatives from Park Pride and the BeltLine Organization who provided many of the logistics including tool rental and site management.  In addition, Barry Krebs of the South Cobb Lions Club joined the Club in running the litter removal efforts.  This was the second year Barry helped the club provide support and oversight for litter removal.  Barry recently received the National Community Improvement Award from Keep America Beautiful for his club’s litter cleanup efforts.  Following the 3-hour service projects volunteers celebrated their accomplishments with a group cookout.

BeltLine Interim Trail Cleanup

The fall event was the Club’s 2nd annual Atlanta Lions Club- Anthem Volunteer ServiceProject joining Lions and Anthem employees in the Atlanta area.  Lions Clubs International (LCI) is partnering with Anthem Foundation for “Lions-Anthem Volunteer Days,” a month-long community service event taking place in 17 U.S. cities this October.  As part of the partnership, Anthem Foundation donated US$250,000 to the Lions Clubs International Foundation.   In turn, a small grant was made to the Club to host the event.  The Club hopes to continue these annual events and expand its relationship with Anthem volunteers.

ATL Lions to Vision Screen @ ATL Fire Rescue Back-To-School Supply Drive

FireAugust 1, 2015

The Atlanta Lions Club will be conducting free vision screenings at a back-to-school event hosted by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.  The Fire Department will be providing school supplies and backpacks for needy children of the South Atlanta neighborhoods just south of Turner Fields.  On July 18th Atlanta Lions members met representatives from the Fire Department at the Yo Boulevard Block Party and then were invited to participate as community sponsor.  Two or three Lions will be tucked away in the Fire Chief’s office screening children who attend and wish to have their eyes checked for low visual acuity.

The location of the event is Fire Station 2, 1568 Jonesboro Road, SE  Atlanta, GA  30315 from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Please contact Lion Jotham Reubel or Gary Martin if you would like to participate.