Lions donate money for special smoke detectors

275St. Augustine Fire Department Capt. Robert Growick received a $1,000 donation from the St. Augustine Lions Club’s president, Wayne Mancil, for the purchase of smoke detectors for the hearing impaired during Monday night’s commission meeting, and Historic City News was there.

This is the second such donation the Lions Club has made to support the purchase of the special smoke detectors.

“These detectors are designed to give a reliable early warning of the presence of smoke,” Mancil said. “Upon activation, the alarm will emit a 90 decibel audible signal while also flashing a high-intensity strobe light.”

The St. Augustine Lions Club raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to support worthwhile community projects. Through fundraisers such as the club’s popular annual Lions Seafood Festival, the club provides more than 2,000 free vision screenings each year to local school children.

In addition to donations to numerous local charities and organizations, the St. Augustine Lions Club also provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need and college scholarships to local high school graduates.

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