The news about one of TRF’s missions, health improvement, remains depressing; however, what is uplifting is the relentless effort of Rotarians all over the world at fighting the scourge of COVID-19 and its devastating impact on communities. In the past week, Rotary Clubs in districts devastated by the Derecho have been responding to the immediate needs of people affected by the storm.   In the coastal city of South East India, members of the Rotary Club of Chennai donated the sum of Rs.30 Lakhs (40,032USD) to purchase more dialysis machines for a local hospital. Sponsored by TRF’s Global Grant, in partnership with the Rotary Club of The Hills Kellyville and Chatswood Sunrise, the fund will add seven more dialysis machines to the five installed in the hospital. At the handing over ceremony to the Shree Jain Medical relief Society, the chairperson of the program, Maheshraj T acknowledged the help of Rotary in buying the machines, adding that at least 500 more patients will be dialyzed every month, making healthcare more accessible to people with kidney disease.
"If we really want to love, if we really want to live, we must love until it hurts. No Rotarian whose motto is Service Above Self, I think, should call himself a Rotarian if he does not make time to serve.  If we love, we begin to serve. And this is where that beautiful motto begins that the Rotarian have made this year, Take Time to Serve." Mother Teresa - 1981.