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TROPICAL DEPRESSION GRACE THREATENS HAITI
 
SHELTERBOX DEPLOYING TEAM TO THE REGION AND WORKING WITH ROTARY TO HELP FAMILIES DISPLACED IN HAITI
 
 

The death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has risen to more than 1,295, with an estimated 8,000 homes damaged or destroyed and thousands more displaced. The search and rescue to find survivors is the priority right now, damage reports are expected to rise in the coming days and weeks.

The devastation could soon worsen as Haitians are now bracing for Tropical Depression Grace, which is predicted to reach Haiti tonight, and could bring heavy rain, flooding, and landslides. Many will be facing these conditions without a roof over their heads.

 

ShelterBox is deploying an operations team to the region. 

Our emergency response team will assess damage reports, understand from communities what they need, and work on the challenging logistics of delivering aid during a pandemic.

We are in active discussions with local partners in Haiti, including Rotary International and Rotary District 7020 Disaster Management Committee, to understand the shelter needs and how ShelterBox can best respond to help displaced families.

In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, the Rotary family was critical in helping ShelterBox provide shelter to over 140,000 people in Haiti. Rotarians make the life-saving work of ShelterBox possible. Thank you for your generosity.

You can change the lives of families who have lost their homes to disasters urgently need your support. Please donate today.

 

 

"Our teams are working round the clock to understand how to get the right aid to people in Haiti, and the approach of Storm Grace only increases the urgency. We will do everything we can to reach vulnerable communities after they have suffered so much.’

- Alice Jefferson, ShelterBox Head of Responses

 
The Grayslake Rotary Club is a Major Donor to the Shelterbox cause, committed to donating at least $1000 every year to fund its international disaster relief efforts.  We have partnered in the past with local community donors via matching funds challenges to raise further supporting funds.  Please join us today as we step up to the challenge facing Haiti again and support our relief efforts with a generous donation, and help make a difference for people suffering from this latest earthquake.  To donate, contact the Grayslake Rotary at grayslakerotary@gmail.com or via PayPal to the Grayslake Rotary Foundation by clicking the DONATE button below.
 
 
If you have already made a donation, we would like to say a huge thank you for your generosity. Your gift will give hope to families affected by disaster and help them recover.
Thanks for All Your Help !!! 
Thanks to everyone in the Grayslake community and local area supporters for the generous donations made to the Grayslake Rotary Club this past year, especially since the arrival of the coronavirus and its negative impact on our community members' health and financial security.  
 
Our club was fortunate enough to conduct our major annual fundraiser, the UnCorked wine-tasting event, in March before lockdown restrictions shut down large gatherings.  This refilled our Foundation coffers such that we have been able to support our traditional charitable causes as well as we have done in the past.  This means we have been able to fund high school and College of Lake County scholarships ($3000 total) as well as PolioPlus ($1000), which we traditionally support every year.  Because COVID-19 cancelled such events as the Rotary Youth Leadership Award  (RYLA) program, and since the Oasis Grayslake Youth Center, one of our focus charities, closed permanently this year, we were able to redirect efforts and freed up funds towards food insecurity needs arising from the pandemic.  
 
We secured $1000 in COVID-19 relief grant money from Rotary District 6440, ran a matching funds online appeal, and were able to donate a total of over $4100 to the Lord of Glory Food Pantry, as well as a further $2000 to the Northern Illinois Food bank.  We also donated $200 to the Prairie Grass Cafe, one of our repeat UnCorked supporters, in support of the Restaurant Workers Relief Program (RWRP) to assist their efforts to provide meals for restaurant workers made unemployed by pandemic lockdowns.  
 
We also sponsored a family of 7 for Christmas, purchasing, wrapping, and delivering $500 of gifts to make what might have been a bleak holiday a bit brighter.  In addition, the club sponsored two Christmas Family Meals through The Vine of Grayslake to help a couple more families have a Merry Christmas.
 
Finally, we secured another $500 grant from District 6440, again ran an online appeal for funds, and are able to donate a total of $1725 to Shelterbox USA in support of their efforts to relieve housing insecurity worldwide caused by natural disasters or localized violence.
 
 
 
 
All of the donations we have made to these many deserving causes have been made possible by the generous support of all of you in the Grayslake and Lake County community - your generosity has made a difference both locally and globally, and we will strive to continue to provide service to those who need it.  Thank you again for your much appreciated generous support!
 
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Grayslake

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
The Vine
101 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
United States of America
WE MEET AT 11:30AM AT THE VINE IN DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE, ON THE 1st AND 3rd TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH. WE ALSO HOST AN ONLINE ZOOM LINK FOR EACH MEETING. Our mailing address is: Rotary Club of Grayslake P.O. Box 886 Grayslake. IL 60030
 
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