HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF FUND
We have learned that two great ways to assist in the recovery are donations to one group that will provide immediate help – ShelterBox, and to a Donor-Advised Fund set up for disaster relief through the Rotary Foundation - Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574, for the benefit of the
The District 6450 Board has authorized making a lead gift of $5,000 for hurricane Dorian disaster relief, with $2,500 going to ShelterBox and $2,500 going to The Rotary Foundation DAF, Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574, for the benefit of the Bahamas.
For your convenience, the Charitable Foundation of Rotary 6450 will accept donations for disaster relief through its Charitable Foundation, and all funds collected will be distributed 50% to ShelterBox and 50% to the Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund benefiting the Bahamas. Checks can be submitted to:
The Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund #574
This is a Donor Advised fund that was established by District 7680 for Carolina hurricane relief last year. It will be used this year for funding relief efforts in response to Dorian. You may specify a certain area you would like your funding to support. This fund will be managed and governed by a committee of one representative from each of the affected districts. That committee will oversee the grant requests for undesignated funds, and oversee the distribution, deciding who gets what, reporting, etc. Click here for detailed information on how to donate. Donate online here: https://www.your-fundaccount.com/rotary/howtocontribute.asp Be sure to list the name and number of the fund.
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ShelterBox is currently sending an assessment team to the Bahamas to work with Rotary International and other local partners. They will be assessing the damage from the Category 5 storm to determine if there are any gaps in the need for emergency shelter that they can fill.
Contributions to ShelterBox USA can be made here: www.shelterboxusa.org/donate. Note, donations may not be restricted to support specific deployments.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR SUPPORT
Chicagoland Rotary Relief for Victims of
Naperville Rotary Charities and Meson Sabika/Tapas Valencia Teamed up - all proceeds from October 1 will go to Red Cross to help Hurricane Victims.
Reservations for October 1 Rotary/Hurricane Fundraiser - all day
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ROTARY DISTRICT 6660 HURRICANE RELIEF FUND
This District in SE Florida and Grand Bahama Island has a 501(c)(3) fund for relief efforts. They are also collecting goods which will be shipped to the Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama Island. Learn more and donate here: https://rotary6990.org/
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ROTARY DISTRICT 7020 HURRICANE RECOVERY FUND
This is the Rotary District of the Caribbean, including The Bahamas. They have established a Hurricane Recovery Fund specifically to assist those in The Bahamas.
Donate as follows:
Please ensure you advise in advance the following details of funds being remitted to the Bahamas:
• Name of Sender
• Amount of Remittance
Bank of America N.A., Miami branch
Miami, A/C 1901009680
FOR CREDIT TO: COMMONWEALTH BANK, LTD
S.W.I.F.T. CODE: COMWBSNS
FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO: ROTARY DISASTER RELIEF FUND
13 Ridgeway Drive, Nassau Bahamas
P.O. Box EE 15627, Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: +1 (242) 424-6163
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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DISASTER RESPONSE FUND
The Rotary Foundation has established a Disaster Response Fund to fund grants for districts and clubs looking to support relief and recovery efforts in areas that have been affected by natural disasters within the past six months. Grant funds can be used to provide basic items such as water, food, medicine, and clothing.
This is a great choice if you would like your funding to be stewarded by The Rotary Foundation. Your funding will also be amplified by the contributions of the clubs and districts receiving Disaster Response Grants. Note, Disaster Response Grants can only be awarded to the extent the fund has resources.