Disaster Relief Response Update

September 30, 2017

A message to Rotarians in District 6270

     The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.  These disasters have caused major damage in the Golf Coast, southeast USA, the Caribbean and Mexico.  As you have heard on the news, Puerto Rico has been devastated. 
     These disasters have resulted in loss of life, injury, and damage to homes, businesses, and the infrastructure needed for communities to operate.  Many people have lost everything – shelter, clothing, food, even transportation.  In some communities there is no electricity, no water, and no fuel.  Many organizations are mobilizing to assist.  ShelterBox, our Rotary Partner, has been actively assisting.  The Red Cross is responding.  Some clubs in our district have already responded with contributions of money and tangible goods – thank you.
Rotary now has four donor advised funds to assist victims.  We invite you to consider a donation to help neighbors as they rebuild their lives.  As a Rotarian or a Rotary Club your donation can help.  Recovery will be an ongoing effort for years.   Here are several Rotary Foundation donor advised funds to which you can make your contribution:
 
·         Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico Recovery.  Account # 614
·         Earthquake.  Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund.  Account # 613
·         Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund.  Account # 296
·         Hurricane Harvey.  Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund.  Account # 608
 
You can donate by check, credit card or wire transfer. 
 
For more information, go to:
 
Thank you for your generosity.
 
Jeffrey G. Reed
District Governor 2017-18, District 6270, Rotary International