County Lions' "Help Line"
This service provides a "one number"
contact for the eight Lions clubs in Muskegon County. They
include Fruitport, Holton-Twin Lake, Mona Shores, Muskegon
Host, Muskegon Eastside, Muskegon Northside, Ravenna and
Whitehall-Montague. Calls are also taken for clubs in
Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties as well as other parts
of the State of Michigan and the U.S.
Operated by the Muskegon Northside Lions
Club for the since 1989, the service takes requests for all
sorts of things including requests for eye glasses, hearing
aids, eye surgeries, low vision aids, Leader Dogs plus
general information of what other services the Lions
provide. The service also provides information on area Lions
Clubs fund raisers, meeting times and places and just about
any information need. All calls requiring financial
screening are referred to LOVE, Inc. who conduct those
screenings over the phone and forward the information to the
appropriate club. This system has cut down the service time
from a month or more to as little as a week.
Each year 500 to 700 calls are received
from persons in need of assistance or information from Lions
Clubs. These calls are forwarded to the clubs in the county as
well as other districts around the State and the Country. The
number for Muskegon