All of us have watched the images of the victims of hurricane Harvey and were moved by the responses of neighbors helping neighbors and perfect strangers showing up to do their part in helping others, saving animals, and giving money at this time of need. We can be proud to be Americans. As Rotarians we all want to help, and one of the best ways is to give from Rotary to Rotary because 100% of the money will be used for the benefit of those who are suffering. Also we know that our fellow Rotarians will use those funds wisely in areas of greatest need. Not only will contributions be used in the initial emergency phase of this disaster, but also in the months the months to come during the recovery phase from this natural disaster.

 

Rotary has established the Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund. All donations will be overseen and directed by a committee of Rotarians. You can contribute individually or via your club by check, credit card or wire transfer – click here to view instructions: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-districts-collect-emergency-funds-hurricane-harvey-victims. An information sheet regarding this established fund is attached.

 

District 5450 has also produced a video about the lives touched by Hurricane Harvey. You can view the video via this link:  https://www.mediafire.com/file/0mbeoca2fzmeiyf/083117-Texas-Flood.avi