Rotarians are People of Action
LeAnn Mobley

LeAnn Mobley

Grants Subcommittee Chair

 “What do you need and let me see what I can do”,  that has been said time and time again by Rotarians around the world. 

To me, it feels like every day we encounter stories of natural disasters like wildfires,  flooding, or tornadoes, for example.  Fellow Rotarians have responded quickly with humanitarian aid of all types.

The war in Ukraine, though man-made, is no different. Worldwide, Rotarians donated $15M to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund soon after the war began in February 2022.  The Foundation Trustees modified the policy for how the funds were to be dispersed, allowing all Rotary districts to do disaster response grants in Ukraine. (Ukraine is only one district)

District 5110 is the lead district (1 of 7 in the western region of the US)  on a $175,000 grant project to provide an ambulance, medical equipment, and supplies to Ukraine.   Our partner is the Rotary Club of Poznan in Poland.   Together, we are leveraging Rotarian donations and our Rotary relationships to provide much needed humanitarian aid to the civilians of Ukraine who have been so impacted so greatly by the war.    We anticipate the project will be complete in 3-4 weeks. 

There is about $5M left in the fund for Ukraine; we are currently developing a second project to address housing as Ukraine heads into winter.    The goal is $200,000.

We are people of action.

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