GSU Lions Club holds Moe’s event

Photo courtesy of: Dale Arnold

Jennifer Arthurs

The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Statesboro’s Lions Club will hold a charity event at Moe’s Southwest Grill today.

The two-year-old club has partnered with Moe’s to have a spirit day that will consist of 15 percent of all meals purchased today will go to the Lions Club International Fund.

The money will be going to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals to help provide third world countries with measles vaccines, Dale Arnold, public relations representative, said.

“We are hosting a spirit night and I am really excited,” Arnold said. “We’re just asking [students] to come out and just eat there today so we can give people in third world countries their measles inoculations.”

The members of the GSU Lions Club will be at Moe’s from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to talk to people interested in the club.

With this event, all proceeds will help with not just vaccinations, but also the fees that are needed for outside assistance.

“A lot of people don’t realize that in third world countries you have to pay in order to help them,” Arnold said. “We also work with the Bill Gates and Carter foundation(s)…to help reduce those fees.”

The Lions Club has not been established long on campus, but is a club with a history of helping with more than vaccinations.

The club is the largest service club in the world and does work with organizations such as the Bill Gates Foundation and the Carter Foundation, Arnold said.

The Lions Club’s reputation of helping those in need is the main reason why Moe’s decided to collaborate with the club for this event.

The restaurant is always willing to work with organizations that support ‘good causes’ and will be looking forward to more events with the club, Ryan Guthrie, assistant manager of Moe’s, said.

Guthrie said, “We just look for good organizations that actually have a really good cause.”