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Moroccan Earthquake Relief

Past R.I. President and Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees, Barry Rassin, has issued an appeal to Rotarians to help provide financial relief to the survivors of the devastating earthquake in Morocco earlier this month. As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary continually takes action to help communities in need. Because you are Rotary’s past, present, and future leaders, he wants you to be among the first to know that The Rotary Foundation has established a temporary Morocco Earthquake Response Fund to support immediate assistance efforts through disaster response grants.Funds we raise will finance the grants, which will be available specifically to areas affected by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake on September 8th that killed several thousand people, injured even more, and destroyed an estimated 50,000 homes. The Morocco Earthquake Response Fund will accept contributions, including District Designated Funds (DDF), until December 31st and will distribute grants until September 21st, 2024 or until the funds are spent. Any unused money will be transferred to the general Disaster Response Fund.Districts affected by the devastation in Morocco will be able to apply for grants to provide items such as water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing. To learn more and help these communities, you and your members can:

  • Donate to the Morocco Earthquake Response Fund 
  • Contribute your District Designated Funds (DDF)
  • Learn more about the fund and how to apply for disaster response grants 
  • Fundraise among your colleagues, friends, and family using Raise for Rotary 
Your support of these Rotary member-led projects will help stricken communities at the times when they need our assistance the most.