Robert A. Stuart, Jr. • Rotary International Director 2005-2007 • Disaster Relief & Planning Information

Fifth Report to Donors

ROTARIAN RESPONSE TO GULF COAST HURRICANES- 5th REPORT TO DONORS — July 20, 2006 (photos © Alyce Henson/RI) This is the fifth report to be compiled. It attempts to outline the current status of the major funds received into Rotarian hands in support of those affected by the hurricanes along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It does not outline the significant additional funds secured or generated through the allocation of matching grants nor does it reflect the significant sums flowing into individual Rotary Clubs located within the affected areas. You will note that over five million dollars has been received and over three and three quarters million dollars allocated in assistance and rebuilding efforts. Donor Advised Fund -for Katrina Relief through The Rotary

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Fourth Report to Donors

ROTARIAN RESPONSE TO GULF COAST HURRICANES- 4th REPORT TO DONORS — April 20, 2006 (photos © Alyce Henson/RI) This is the fourth report to be compiled. It attempts to outline the current status of the major funds received into Rotarian hands in support of those affected by the hurricanes along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It does not outline the significant additional funds secured or generated through the allocation of matching grants nor does it reflect the significant sums flowing into individual Rotary Clubs located within the affected areas. You will note that over $4.5 million dollars has been received and over $3 million dollars allocated in assistance and rebuilding efforts. Donor Advised Fund -for Katrina Relief through The Rotary Foundation of Rotary

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We Will Never Forget

On Sunday morning, August 28, 2005, before Hurricane Katrina came ashore, we began raising money. We expected to raise $10,000 to $20,000 so we could put cash into the hands of Rotarians and others when power was lost and ATMs and banks were closed. But Katrina was larger and more damaging than what we could ever have imagined. The need was much greater, and so was the response. We have received in excess of $500,000 from all over the world. We have sent grants to Rotarians and others for humanitarian needs for just over $200,000. One hundred percent of the funds donated flow through to Rotarian-directed objectives in the impacted area. At this Christmas Season we wish to express our deepest gratitude to so many

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MISSISSIPPI’S INVISIBLE COAST

SUN HERALD EDITORIAL As Aug. 29 recedes into the conscious time of many Americans, the great storm that devastated 70 miles of Mississippi’s Coast, destroying the homes and lives of hundreds of thousands, fades into a black hole of media obscurity. Never mind that, if taken alone, the destruction in Mississippi would represent the single greatest natural disaster in 229 years of American history. The telling of Katrina by national media has created the illusion of the hurricane’s impact on our Coast as something of a footnote. The awful tragedy that befell New Orleans as a consequence of levee failures at the time of Katrina, likewise, taken by itself, also represents a monumental natural disaster. But, of course, the devastation there, and here, were not

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Report to Donors – December 8, 2005

ROTARIAN RESPONSE TO GULF COAST HURRICANES 2nd REPORT TO DONORS — December 8, 2005 This report will attempt to outline the current status of funds received into Rotarian hands in support of those affected by the Hurricanes along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Donor Advised Fund -for Katrina Relief through The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received approximately $1,425,000 US. The contributions have come from U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama Sri Lanka and the U.K. Over $650,000 has been contributed to the fund from our family of Rotary in Japan. The requirements of the Donor Advised Fund mandate distributions to 501c3 tax exempt entities. No Foundation Recognition Points are granted to donors although the donor

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ROTARIAN RESPONSE TO GULF COAST HURRICANES

REPORT TO DONORS — OCTOBER 31, 2005 This report will attempt to outline the current status of funds received into Rotarian hands in support of those affected by the Hurricanes along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Donor Advised Fund for Katrina Relief through The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received approximately $525,000 US. The requirements of the Donor Advised Fund mandate distributions to 501c3 tax exempt entities. No Foundation Recognition Points are granted to donors although the donor is entitled to a tax deduction for US income tax purposes. Technically the funds for US IRS purposes belong to TRF, but are subject to the ìadviceî of the advisory board. The Advisory Board has met with the district governors and their designees from

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Donations: District Simplified Grant Funds

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many Rotarians are interested in developing projects to alleviate the suffering and hardship of individuals in the affected communities. District Simplified Grants (DSG) are one means by which Rotarians can be actively involved in disaster relief efforts. DSGs are administered by district leadership and can be used to support local or international humanitarian projects that are conducted by Rotarians.

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