Report on Haiti

January 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing an estimated 316,000, forcing 1.2 million people into tents and causing 400,000 new orphans to be looking for homes. The Caribbean Partnership already had Satellite phones in place and received communication quickly as to what was needed in Haiti. The Bahamas and many […]

REDI VI Conference

I thought now would be a good time to update you and ask for your assistance. I am confident we have a well rounded program that will educate and urge attendees to action for the upcoming REDI VI Conference. We have an excellent cross section of speakers all aimed at awareness and action. Perhaps the […]

Rotarians and Haiti Earthquake Relief

Rotary relief efforts for Haiti are now in preparation for the next phase which is sustainable restoration projects to enable long-term rehabilitation to begin, schools to reopen, and adequate housing for the future. To date, Rotary has delivered more than 100 plane loads and numerous containers of medical supplies, food, water, toys, clothes, bedding and […]

Haiti Update

Dear Rotarians and friends of Haiti Mini Update February 25 th Just a quick update covering my trip Tuesday to Haiti and the meeting with Rotary International President John Kenny, with the temporary head of the civilian side of the United Nations, and the head of the Red Cross. The trip there and back with […]

Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts Summary 2

District 7020 February 20, 2010 On Saturday February 20, 2010 a delegation of Rotarians (PRID Barry Rassin and PDG Richard McCombe) along with the Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas Louis Harold Joseph (Honorary Rotarian) and Pilots Paul Pyfrom and Paul Aranha (mentioned because of the many, many relief flights they have volunteered to fly, especially […]

Rotarians Focus On Haiti Relief

© Rotary International Rotary clubs and districts worldwide are mobilizing resources to deliver urgently needed relief to the millions affected by Haiti’s devastating earthquake. District 7020, which includes Haiti, has flown in 70 planes filled with more than 60,000 pounds of medical equipment and supplies into the cities of Pignon and Port-de-Paix to bypass logistical […]

Tips for Hurricane Victims

Once again the gulf coast states of these United States have fallen victim to another devastating storm. As a South Louisiana coastal resident, this is becoming a much too familiar event and it seems that each passing year, the frequency continues to rise as much as the water rises. Man has yet to invent a […]

Gustav and Ike Hurricane Relief

Contributions for Rotary efforts can be channeled into the following: Texas Area Fund Foundation, Inc. for credit to Rotary District 5910 Donor Advised Fund and mailed to PDG A. Hugh Summers, District 5910 Emergency Response Chairman, P O Box 1399, Palestine, TX 75802-1399. Rotary District 6200 Foundation, Inc. for the Hurricane Relief Fund and mailed […]

Iowa Flood Relief

Iowa RI districts 5970 and 6000 established funds to help relief and recovery efforts for thousands of flood victims. Funds have been established to assist Iowa residents who have been battered by this month’s record-setting floods, which have caused billions of dollars in damage and forced the evacuation of nearly 40,000 Iowans from their homes. […]

Suffolk Tornados

As you have seen on the News, an area of District 7600, Suffolk, Virginia was hit hard with 7 tornadoes on Monday at about 4:00 pm. 451 homes were damaged of which 145 were destroyed. The District Disaster Response team, led by AG Robert Harper (and Rtn Wendy Hosick) jumped into action and formed its […]