Click here to view the September 5 Webinar when we talked to D6820 Governor Mark DiBiase and D6740 Governor Seema Sachdeva about the recent water and flooding challenges in their districts.
Once again, #RotaryResponds where human needs are great. Lack of clean water is a significant issue for children and families around the world, and also, here in the Heart of America.
Jackson, MS Clean Water Crisis
Recent flooding has resulted in a crisis of clean water for Jackson’s 180,000 residents, pushing the city’s already compromised water system to breakdown. The consequences for the education, health and nutrition of children are especially dire. Schools have been closed due to lack of functioning bathrooms and kitchens. Parents struggle to feed their children due to a lack of clean water for cooking.
Contributions can be sent to the following address. All donations are tax-deductible.
District 6820 Foundation – Disaster Relief Fund
131 Fox Run Road
Canton, MS 39046-9633
Funds will be used towards projects such as obtaining, delivering and distributing pallets of drinking water, purchasing and distributing water filters, and addressing other needs.
Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund
The recent flooding in Kentucky has caused different problems. They have casualties, housing issues and water issues. Please use the link below to make online donations for Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund spearheaded by Rotary D6740.
Cash contributions can be sent to the following address:
Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 988
Pikeville, KY 41502
These funds would be used for immediate disaster relief for the affected families as decided by a group of local Rotarians.
The fund is set up as a 501(c)(3) account with our Pikeville Community Foundation (local chapter of Foundation of Appalachian Kentucky).