The Lions Club receives thanks for wheelchair

By Rebecca J. Davis

The Laurel Lions Club recently helped Laurel resident Kelly Griffith obtain her new state of the art wheelchair. The club welcomed Griffith to its recent meeting to speak about her new chair and how thankful she is to the club.

"I love [my new chair]," said Griffith, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. "It's wonderful. It has made going out easy. Thank you so much."

According to Laurel Lions Club President Ron Scott, the club learned of Griffith through a letter she sent them. She learned of the club being able to help her with the co-payment through club member Mark Rubino.

"Getting the wheelchair was a wonderful project," Scott said. "We received Griffith's letter, I read it to the board, we adopted her request, filled out the application and sent it to the Delaware Lions Foundation on Wednesday. By Thursday morning Kelly was issued her new wheelchair."

Robert Jones, Laurel Lion's secretary, stated "Getting the wheelchair went smoothly.

It only took one week [for Kelly to get the wheelchair], think about that. It's phenomenal." Second Vice District Governor Cheryl Jones added, "I think getting the wheelchair is wonderful. It happened so quickly. We [at the Lion's Club] are delighted." Griffith also received a certificate of appreciation from the club.

Another event that took place during the meeting was the induction of Leo adviser Jami Gordy into the Lions Club. She received her Lions pin and certificate from her sponsor Lion John Shwed.

"I'm excited about being a member," Gordy said. "I was a Leo Club member in high school and knew I'd continue [to join the Lions]." The Laurel Leo Club is for members 12 to 18-years-old and meets the first and third Wednesday of each month.

The Lion's Club is selling tickets for its variety show which will take place on March 21-23, at the Laurel High School. "The show is coming quick," Scott said.

For more information, call Robert Jones at 875-7767.

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