At least two Rotary clubs in the Fox Valley are working to make a difference for thousands of people affected by recent weather tragedies in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.
The Oswego and Montgomery Rotary clubs are working to get a matching $10,000 grant from the Rotary Foundation to go to the “boots on the ground” volunteers who are working to help the storm victims who are not being helped by insurance and federal plans.
Brian Caldwell, with the Oswego Rotary Club said the tragedies have made everyone want to help but said “businesses can put a poster in the window and then those contributions are taken together for disaster relief. Because Rotary has no administrative costs, you know 100 percent of the money is going to relief,” he said.
Caldwell explained that with a Rotary Club in Dayton, Texas, various clubs are going together to reach the $10,000 goal that will then be matched by Rotary International.
“We know we can’t fund the entire project, just a portion, but here is a great way to go out into the community and unite the donations to help the cause.”
The Montgomery Club made a $500 donation to the Oswego Rotary Club’s drive to make a difference.
Presenting the check to the Oswego Club at the Montgomery Rotary meeting last week were Chris Sims, Lucas Albright, Rod Zenner, Brian Caldwell and Scott Neal.
For more information, call Lucas Albright at 331-999-2806.