Glens Falls Rotary Launches Haitian Aid Effort
“Glens Falls Rotary Announces Haitian Aid Effort”
The Glens Falls Rotary Club announced today that it is establishing a Haitian Relief program through its Glens Falls Rotary Foundation, Inc., a 501c3, non-profit corporation and will donate an initial amount of $2000 to get the program rolling. In addition, President Robb Spratt has also asked all members of the club to donate whatever they can to assist in the effort. “For every dollar we receive from the membership, the club will match all donations collectively up to $2000. This is just a beginning.” Spratt went on to say, “We have been in communication with Rotarians in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and while they need virtually everything, from water and medical supplies, to shelter and clothing, they asked us for money first. This way they can buy the critical supplies they will need first and it will speed up the relief effort.”
Rotary International has many clubs throughout the world and they all work together to provide aid and relief for poorer countries. There are local clubs in Haiti and the Dominican Republic that have set up channels through which Rotarians and the general public may donate money to aid in the relief effort. As funds come in from the membership and from the public, the Glens Falls Club will distribute the funds to the local Rotary Foundation Relief accounts that have been set up for the Haitian Relief effort.
Donors often wonder if their largess will be used for its intended purpose. “Rotary is the largest not-for-profit service organization in the world. We in Glens Falls have been working for a number of years in Haiti, with and through our sister clubs, to fight disease by bringing clean water to this region of the world. We have close ties to these wonderful people. We know what Rotarians are doing in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and we have every confidence that the money we send will be used for the right purpose and to aid those most in need at this critical time”, said David Bogue, PR Director for the club. “We encourage everyone to assist with any amount they can afford.”
Anyone who would like to donate critically needed funds may do so by sending a check or money order to the Glens Fall Rotary. 100% of the funds donated will be distributed to the Haitian people. There is NO ADMINISTRATION FEE. Please make checks payable to The Glens Falls Rotary Foundation, Inc. Please write "Haiti" on the memo line. All donations must be mailed to Glens Falls Rotary, PO Box 4702, Queensbury, NY 12804.