Club 29 COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Just a few weeks ago, our club participated in a District-wide grant providing hand sanitizer to first responders. On April 6, 2020, President Ann delivered 30 gallons of sanitizer to seven different organizations in Oklahoma City: SSM Health St. Anthony Foundation,OK County Juvenile Justice Center, SISU Youth Shelter, YWCA/Palomar Shelter, Variety Care, Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County, Catholic Charities & Health Alliance for the Uninsured.
In addition to that first step in assisting with sanitizer, the board provided a $5,000 contribution to St. Luke’s and their Meals on Wheels program. Their meal delivery program has seen a sharp increase of need in the past three weeks and expects to be serving over 2,000 people a day in the coming weeks.
These contributions were made possible by using the portion of our dues that would have been used towards our Tuesday luncheon. Our community needs Rotary more than ever right now!
May 12, 2020 the club board and Rotary Club 29 Foundation approved the expenditure of $17,500 of Disaster Relief Funds to be contributed to five organizations providing COVID-19 relief efforts in the community. Recipients include Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, The Homeless Alliance, Infant Crisis Services, Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County, and SSM St. Anthony Foundation. These are just a few of the many organizations working to support our community in these challenging times and we are so pleased your foundation dollars are able to assist in their efforts.