Disaster Relief Efforts

D7390 raised $43,566.00 for Hurricane Relief!

 
Rotary Club donations:
Carlisle and Carlisle Sunrise           $16,505.00
Elizabethtown                                   $ 1,661.00
Lancaster Sunrise                            $ 5,000.00
Harrisburg                                        $ 8,217.00
Hanover                                            $ 4,019.00
Mt. Joy                                               $    214.00
Colonial Park                                    $ 2,500.00
Colonial Park Foundation              $ 3,500.00
 Harrisburg Keystone                     $    500.00
Hershey Foundation                      $ 1,000.00
Individual Rotarians                       $   450.00
 
In addition to the donations made to the District fund, other clubs have made direct donations to Rotary Clubs in hurricane areas, the Rotary International Donor Fund, and to relief organizations in both Texas and Puerto Rico.
 
Distribution of funds for Hurricane Harvey in Texas:
As a direct result of Hurricane Harvey hitting south-eastern Texas on August 25th as a Category 4 hurricane, damage surveys revealed the staggering extent of Harvey’s destruction: 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and nearly 7,000 were destroyed. Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders reported to the area promptly to offer long-term assistance with disaster recovery; their first volunteers arrived three weeks after the storm.
 
The D7390 Hurricane Relief fund has supported Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders in Texas:
  • $10,000.00 was sent to assist with the set-up of the volunteer camp and to hire caseworkers and construction supervisors.
  • The Rotary Club of Space Center in Houston TX is raising $36,000.00 to support Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders’ restoration efforts. Being short $6,500.00, D7390 has sent this amount to the Rotary Club of Space Center Endowment Foundation. $36,000.00 provides funding to purchase the materials necessary to restore two homes.
 
Distribution of funds for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico:
The D7390 Hurricane Relief fund balance of $27,016.00 is dedicated to a restoration project in Puerto Rico. A fellow Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Ithaca New York is from Puerto Rico and is working with four Rotary clubs there. Projects in the planning stage include new roofs, appliances, and other restoration efforts.
 
We will keep you posted as these projects materialize and checks(s) are disbursed to Puerto Rico.
 
In the spirit of Service Above Self, the $43,566.00 raised by our fellow D7390 Rotarians will provide the finances to restore homes of many families who fell victim to the uncontrollable destruction of hurricane wind and rain.
 
D7390 Disaster Relief Committee:   
Bill Harkey, Carlisle Rotary William.harkey@gmail.com, 717-418-1141
Peg Sennett, Hanover Rotary pegsennett@hotmail.com, 717-630-8281
Randy Sibert, Colonial Park Rotary rbsibert@gmail.com, 717-576-6115