As you know, Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that devastated the northeastern Bahamas and caused significant damage to the southeastern United States.
Most of the destruction occurred in Rotary Zones 33 and 34.The official death toil is at 50 and rising, hundreds are missing, Thousands of victims have been left homeless needing food, water, medical services and temporary housing. Help is needed immediately and recovery may take years.
You can be an essential part of our District 7690 disaster response. District 7690 is asking each Rotarian to give special consideration for a generous, tax-deductible contribution to our District 7690 Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. District 7690 will match dollar for dollar, up to $5000 for all Hurricane Dorian Relief contributions received from now until October 15. Your contributions along with matching District funds will be consolidated into two donations (one designated for Bahamas support and other for local USA support from District 7690 into the special Zone fund, DAF 574 to address immediate assistance and long term recovery efforts for Hurricane Dorian Disaster. This fund will have a directing committee composed of members from several Zone 33 and 34 Districts (including ours) who will oversee and approve distributions to Dorian distressed Rotary Districts that apply for funds.
I am asking Rotarians to please make out checks to Rotary International DAF and in memo line write District 7690 No. 606 and send directly to our District Administrator, Christie Smith at District 7690, PO Box 1240, Ramseur, NC. 27316 where they will be matched dollar for dollar. If you want your donation specifically designated for Bahamas support, put Bahamas support in memo line. If not designated, then funds will be used locally in the USA for Hurricane Dorian Relief support.
Thank you for your concern, caring and effort to support our friends and neighbors who have been injured or displaced by Hurricane Dorian.
We Rotarians are strongest when we help others.
Thanks for your service.
Randy Perkins Governor 2019-2020 District 7690