Rotary Foundation Minute

 In September, Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, the strongest storm to make landfall on the island in 85 years.  More than three months later. people are still struggling to recover.  The immediate response from Rotarians in District 7000 was quick and precise.   Several clubs around the island began to provide humanitarian aid to those affected.  The help included non-perishable food, water, hygiene kits, water filters, solar lights and power generators.  Now local Rotarians are focusing on recovery and reconstruction.  Plans are underway to work with pumping systems for renewable energy products in communities without potable water, the installation of water filtration systems, and the rollout of community economic development projects for the most affected areas.  Disease prevention efforts in areas affected by the hurricane are also taking place among other initiatives.
 
Rotary International has established a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) of the Rotary Foundation to support projects for the recovery of Puerto Rico.   Given the great work that remains ahead, contributions from Rotarians to this fund will be essential to help Puerto Ricans get back on their feet.  Visit District 7000 website to learn more.  Your contribution will make a difference in lifting Puerto Rico.  Thank You. 
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