As you know Hurricane Harvey made land fall in Texas and has left significant devastation. The amount of flooding has surpassed any recorded accounts. In the coming days, southern Louisiana will see even more flooding due to ongoing rains. The search and rescue for this disaster is underway and the relief efforts will begin soon.
Rotary Clubs, districts, and individuals are asking the best way to assist the victims and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The best way to address the biggest needs can best be met with monetary donations.
At this time, we can remind our districts and clubs of the outstanding record Rotary holds for being good shepherds of funds and donations. All contributions will be designated to victims and communities of the hurricane and its disastrous floods. As in all disasters of this magnitude, those wanting to help are asking where to send funds. Rotary District 6200 has a 501c3 Foundation that can receive disaster funds.
The Rotary District 6200 Foundation was established prior to Hurricane Katrina and has proven to be an effective and transparent way to accept and distribute funds especially in disastrous events of this magnitude.
District 6200 DG Martha Collins and District 6200 Foundation Chair PDG Mike Collins have agreed to help Rotarians and likeminded benefactors with their donations toward hurricane victims. Mike and Martha are in the process of assembling a representative advisory board to determine use of funds.
This board, to include Directors and representatives from Texas and Louisiana, will ensure that funds will be used in credible ways to assist those in the disaster areas including Texas and Louisiana. This board will employ the proven method of disbursement of the funds used successfully following Hurricane Katrina as well. The administrative costs will be minimal.
Make checks payable to
The Rotary District 6200 Foundation
with Hurricane Harvey Relief in the memo line.
Please designate if you want these funds
just for Texas, just for Louisiana
or “all affected area.”
Send checks to:
Rotary District 6200
2266 South College Road Ext., Suite C
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508