Lions Club donates gloves, gowns

Staff Writer
Garden City Telegram
The Garden City Noon Lions Club has donated 12,000 medium and small rubber gloves to St. Catherine Hospital. From left are: Tom Baumann, Diana Baumann, Randy St. Auburn, all officials of the District 17-K Lions Club, Andy Flemer, St Catherine Hospital interim CEO, and Sean Collins, Garden City Noon Lions Club president.

Now more than ever, the world needs our support, which is why the Lions Clubs International District 17-K Immediate Past District Governor, Tom Baumann and District Governor Diana Baumann secured a $10,000 Grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation to help Southwest Kansas in their fight against COVID-19. With the help of the Garden City Noon Lions Club during this coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the team of Lions has helped address the needs of our local community by donating 12,000 small and medium .5 mil gloves to St. Catherine Hospital.

Large gloves can be easily found but the smaller sizes are next to impossible to get. This will enable hospital workers to use gloves that fit in order to serve patients with the utmost care. This grant also supplied 1,000 isolation gowns to Southwest Medical Center in Liberal and 30 respirator masks and filters to the Ford County Fire and EMS Station in Dodge City.

Individuals looking to help can contact President Sean Collins at 620-277-6144. Lions Clubs International Foundation is also accepting donations to support communities dealing with extreme rates of COVID-19 by providing needed supplies and equipment to hospitals, medical clinics and emergency management systems, including front-line health care workers and first responders. Visit to learn more.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. More than 1.4 million members in over 48,000 clubs are serving in 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects and can extend our service impact through the generous support of our Lions Clubs International Foundation.

The group is focused on supporting vision, youth, diabetes, the environment, childhood cancer, hunger, humanitarian and disaster relief, to help address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit