The Amherst County Lions Club has been working with 18 families since the tornado hit the area on April 15th. We received 2 grants from the Lions of Virginia Foundation plus a donation from our club and from the Massies Mill Ruritan Club. The first 10 families received gift cards each week for 6 weeks from the first grant and some donations. The last week of working with these families another grant was received and 8 more families were added to the distribution of these funds. These families are also receiving gift cards for 6 weeks. The families received from $200 to $300 in a gift card each week to help with their immediate needs such as food, clothing, water, etc. The amount was determined by the size of their household. The club distributed $25,500 at the end of all of the distributions.