Brusly Lions Club
Sheriff Mike Cazes was recognized recently by the Lions Club for his humanitarian efforts for the vommunity of West Baton Rouge when he received a Melvin Jones Fellowship.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is named for Melvin Jones, the Founder of Lions Club International. It is largely due to the growth of the fellowship program that Lions Club International Foundation has been able to meet humanitarian needs in communities around the world.
A donation of $1,000 was made in the name of Mike Cazes by the Brusly Lions Club for all the Contributions that Cazes has given to the parish, district Gov. Melvin Abbott said.
Fellowship contributions help to bring medication to prevent river blindness to people like 67-year-old Hilario and her family, or to teach children like 12-year -ld Stefan to avoid drugs through Lions Quest.
Abbott said that each Melvin Jones Fellowship contribution can restore the sight of 167 individuals or provide Lions Quest to 67 youth.
Lions Club International Foundation is able to continue and expand programs through the generous support.
The donation made also supports efforts in times of disaster like the flood of 2016, and Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, granting aid to Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other areas that have been hit by the major storm this year.
Every dollar is used to aid those in need.
South Louisiana residents recently received more than $120,000 from the fund for assistance with the flood of 2016.
Abbott said that Mike Cazes has always given back to the community by purchasing wheel chairs for the Brusly Lions Club medical equipment program, cooking dinners for local boy scout troops and many other worthwhile project to benefit West Baton Rouge Parish.
Abbott wanted to thank Sheriff Cazes for giving from his heart and being generous to those in need.