District 7980 donated $10,000 out of our District Foundation allocated for Dorian Bahamas Disaster Relief. Colin Gershon called a south Florida Rotarian, Maria Kesti, an AG of D6990 (which includes the Bahamas), and asked her to provide specifics on how D6990 is determining the use of the funds. She said that the 5 excellent Bahamian Rotary Clubs are requesting funds for specific purposes - and D6990’s Disaster Relief Fund is underwriting the delivery of relief supplies in containers. Her husband, Michael, is very much involved in D6990 relief effort. Individual Rotarians and clubs in District 7980 have also donated for Bahamas relief through the same route.
This is from past Rotary International President Barry Rassin on how to donate to help the Bahamas and other areas affected by Hurrican Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian is finally moving on with a path of complete destruction behind it. We have a number of funds available for those of you who want to help.
1. The Bahamas Disaster Fund (details on my last post) These funds will all go toward relief for the islands destroyed.
2. DAF #574 at The Rotary Foundation. You can specify where the funds you donate are spent by island or country or Rotary District
3. Each Rotary District has their own fund which they will use at their discretion.
4.The Rotary Foundation has a Disaster Fund which will provide disaster grants up to $25,000. You cannot designate where your donation will be spent.
I hope that brings clarity so you can make a decision as to how you assist.
This is from Tari Marshal Day about District 6990 and Hurricane Dorian
12:07 PM (3 hours ago)