The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is leading a group of 13 Rotary Clubs from India, Uganda and SE Michigan on a Rotary International Foundation-matched Global Grant (GG #2014854) award titled “Pandemic Relief for Detroit Project.” 
Donation From
  1. Ann Arbor North- Project Host Club
  2. Pune Metro- International Sponsor Club
  3. Bangalore Brigades
  4. Detroit
  5. Pune Central
  6. Pune South
  7. Pune Pristine
  8. Pune Inspire
  9. Ann Arbor
  10. Novi
  11. Troy
  12. Lakes Area (Commerce, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake, Wixom
  13. Ann Arbor West
District Designated Fund (DDF)
  1. 6380- 46 Clubs in Michigan and 6 Clubs in Ontario, Canada
  2. 9211- 178 Clubs in Tanzania and Uganda
  3. 3190- 147 Clubs in South India
We are pleased to inform you, the Rotary Foundation Grant is received and we are ready for the implementation of this Grant.
Our project will provide PPE donations to Metro Detroit hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes working with the aged and underserved populations, and cash assistance to nine food banks serving the hardest-hit areas in Detroit and neighboring communities in Ypsilanti, Pontiac, Novi and Ann Arbor.
Area Rotarians and volunteers from Palav will deliver purchased critical PPE to Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic, Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services, Say Detroit Community Outreach Services, UMRC
Porter Hill Nursing Home and Presbyterian Village Nursing Homes. In aggregate, these PPE supplies include nearly 10,000 specialty facemasks and face shields, 75,000 surgical, nitrile and latex gloves, 250 gowns, dozens of sanitization stations, thermometers and safety signage.
The rest of the Organization will be getting a donation of a predetermined amount, to help them through COVID-19.
Kickoff event announces a major donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank (see banner for Kickoff Event on Tuesday 12/15/20 at 10:00-10:45 a.m), where Keynote remarks will be delivered by Rotary International President Nominee (2022-23) and Member of Windsor-Roseland Club in Canada - Ms Jennifer Jones.
The Grant was granted with an amount totaling $72,069.00.
Donation Location (Zoom Celebration Date & Time, To Date)
  1. Henry Ford Hospital
  2. Veterans Hospital (VA) Detroit
  3. UMRC Porter Hill Nursing Home (2 Locations)
  4. Presbyterian Village Nursing Home (10 Locations)
  5. Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic
  6. Brilliant Detroit Community Outreach Services
  7. Say Detroit Community Outreach Services
  8. Gleaners: Providing Food to Detroit Residents
  9. Cereal Drive for School Children at Detroit Children's Hospital (Money went to Gleaners, due to the length of time to get Grant)
  10. Meals on Wheels of Detroit
  11. Cass Community Social Services
  12. Homeless Veterans Centers (8 Locations in Metro Det.)
  13. Hope Warming Homeless Center- Pontiac
  14. Meals on Wheels- Ypsilanti
  15. Novi Public School Summer Food Drive
  16. Food Gatherers- Ann Arbor
The Following segment aired on December 15th on ABC News WXYZ TV, about the kick-off event with Gleaners.
The first delivery of PPE items (3000 pieces N95 face masks) was made at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit by about a dozen members of Rotary Club of Detroit, Ann Arbor North and volunteers from collaborating NGO partner Palav.
A grateful Dr Marcus Zervos offered his Thanks to our Rotary project.
The second delivery of PPE items (3000 pieces surgical masks, 500 N95 masks, 10 sanitizing stations and 200 boxes of nitrile gloves) was made at Presbyterian Village Center of Michigan for distribution across their 10 facilities which house ~10,000 aged and vulnerable patients in Metro Detroit by 3 members of Rotary Club of Detroit and Ann Arbor North and 7 volunteers from collaborating NGO partner Palav.
A grateful President/CEO Roger Myers offered his Thanks to our Rotary project. Another video of this delivery operation to bring the PPE cartons from my vehicle to the 3rd floor office for storage in their “Covid-19 War Room!”
CLICK HERE for Photos
“Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant 2014854” Update for Tuesday, December 22, 2020:
There was a warm welcome to the Rotarians and Palav team delivering PPE by SAY Detroit Youth development facility Director Herb Hayden. SAY Detroit received 4 sanitization stations through the Grant.
Appreciation briefing by SAY Detroit Director Herb Hayden at PPE delivery visit by our “Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant Project” team of Ann Arbor and Detroit Rotarians on December 22, 2020.
The second stop on the delivery list, for December 22, 2020, was to Detroit Mercy Dental Clinic. They received 200 disposable gowns, 200 N-95 masks and 50 boxes of gloves.
Emma the Operations Manager, from Brilliant Detroit, thanks Rotary for the delivery of PPE on December 22, 2020. It was the third delivery of the day.
Brilliant Detroit received through the "Pandemic Relief for Detroit Grant",
  • 100 Custom Floor Stickers For Social Distancing 
  • 10 Inferred Thermometers - 3 Batteries For Thermometers
  • 100 Boxes of Vinyl Latex Gloves
  • 20 Jars of Disinfectant Wipes
  • 40 Spray Bottles
“Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant 2014854” Update from Monday, December 28, 2020.
Video of Julial Szuper welcoming volunteers to UMRC
Julia Szuper, Executive Director of the Assisted Living Facility at United Methodist Retirement Community (Thom Rivertown) in Detroit welcomed and briefed Rotarians from Detroit, Ann Arbor and the volunteers from Palav, while we delivered much needed PPE supplies.
Volunteers from Rotary and Palav was welcomed and briefed by UMRC Thom Rivertown Director, Julia Szuper about the uniqueness of this neighborhood comprised of 3 different assisted living facilities.
UMRC’s Julia Szuper explained the relationship between Pfizer’s Detroit operations and UMRC which led to the origins of this Thom Rivertown Assisted Living facility that received PPE from our Rotary International Foundation Global Grant 2014854 on December 22, 2020.
UMRC received 2000 Facemasks, 200 N95 masks, 200 face shields, 4 IR Thermometers and 20 cases of sanitary wipes.
“Pandemic Relief for Detroit Global Grant 2014854” Update from Monday, January 04, 2021.
Representatives of three Rotary clubs: Detroit club President Dr. Myra Ford, Ann Arbor club’s Past President Ashish Sarkar and RCAAN’s Past President Manish Mehta met on January 04, 2020, with Ms DeAnna Solomon (Director of Fund Development and Communications at Detroit Area Agency on Aging) to deliver a check for $2500 for Detroit Meals on Wheels, and 500 face masks.
Our largest and final PPE consignment of $10,000 worth in protective gowns, gloves and face masks was delivered to the John Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital/Medical Center in Detroit on Friday, 22nd January, 2021. Rotarians from RC Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor North, a Rotaractor and Palav volunteers all met with Camille Randle, Assistant for Community Relations at VA Hospital and unloaded the essential supplies for distribution to front-line workers at the hospital, to patients/veterans and to their families who bring the patients for treatment.
CLICK HERE for this months Rotary News (Rotary's magazine in India), There is an article on the Pandemic Global Grant on page #54.
PPE & Cash Assistance to St Christine Soup Kitchen by RC Novi Rotarians
$3500 Check payment to Maureen Northrup of St. Christine’s Pantry and Soup Kitchen (Detroit) completed by PDG Mav Sanghvi, Bryan Berent, Jeff Wainwright, Bev Len, Todd Lockhart, Tia Gronlund-Fox, John O’Brien in front of warmers previously donated by RC Novi.
On April 6, 2021, Manish Mehta gave a presentation to the Lakes Area Rotary Club on the Global Grant.
To see his power point presentation