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Rotary Establishes Hurricane Harvey Matching Relief Fund
 
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ, August 31, 2017 — In response to the overwhelming devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has established a relief fund and will match community donations up to a total of $2,500.  The Club will use the combined funds to purchase gift cards to major retailers to assist families who have been displaced from their homes by the unprecedented floods. Community members are invited to make donations over the next two weeks using the “youcaring” page, https://www.youcaring.com/thisisafundraisertohelpthevictimsofhurricaneharvey-920125   created for this purpose.  
 
“We will focus our support on the recovery phase, while the Red Cross and other first responders take care of the immediate needs of the community,” commented Anthony Franchini, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. “As a community, we can offer our support in many ways. “Our ‘youcaring’ page, https://www.youcaring.com/thisisafundraisertohelpthevictimsofhurricaneharvey-920125 , allows anyone wishing to make a donation to double its impact, enabling us to make a difference for many families who have lost so much.”
 
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough will work with fellow Rotary Clubs and others in the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana to distribute the gift cards directly to those families in need. It is anticipated that thousands of families whose homes and belongings were lost to the storm will need to replace clothing and other essentials so they can begin to establish a normal life again after the flooding subsides and the recovery phase begins.
 
Thank you for your support.