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

Donations for District 6190

District 6190, Central and North Louisiana, is housing evacuees from the New Orleans area and the whole Gulf Coast. Shelters are open in communities throughout the district. District 6190 has set up an Evacuee Relief Fund. The funds will be deposited into the Rotary Club of Shreveport Foundation account and will be tax deductible. The funds will be available to Rotary Clubs in District 6190 to provide help for individual evacuees when their needed services are not being provided for in the shelters or by other relief organizations. Please send your donations to: Rotary Club of Shreveport Foundation Evacuee Relief Fund P. O. Box 380 Shreveport, LA 71162 USA Bob Molloy District Governor District 6190

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District 6200 Donations

District 6200 is the Rotary District in Louisiana to the west of New Orleans. D.6200 suffered some damage, but the bulk of the donations will either go to New Orleans, Mississippi, or for the refugees that are now in our Zones. Checks may be written to: Rotary District 6200 Foundation Annotated to: Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund Mail Checks to: D6200 Foundation c/o Janice Bradshaw, District Secretary POB 44365 Lafayette, LA 70504

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Support of The Rotary Foundation

Dear Amigos of Zones 29 & 30 Please Continue to Create Awareness & Take Action by Encouraging The Family of Rotary To Give Needed Personal Increased Donations to OUR ROTARY FOUNDATION. The Rotary Foundation is glad to have found the vehicle / tool via our Donor Advised Fund Concept to be able to help you better focus your help to the Katrina Disaster Victims. We will help you Create Awareness for Rotarians To Take Action by supporting The Katrina Relief Fund associated with Our Rotary Foundation. Our Prayers are with you and we are proud of being part of a Proactive Rotary that is rising to the Challenge of this massive Katrina Disaster. Your Amigo in Mexico City, Frank Devlyn Chairman, The Rotary Foundation of

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Katrina Relief Fund

We need more than prayers. We need help to stand again on our feet. Think of us in the morning, think of us before you go to bed tonight, and tomorrow and everyday . . .That is the life here in my District 6840 now. It is painful but not hopeless. We are beaten but not broken. PDG Subhash Kulkarni Rotary zones 29 and 30 have established the Katrina Relief Fund, a donor advised fund (DAF) within The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, to streamline the flow of contributions from Rotarians looking to assist victims of the hurricane disaster in the southern United States. A committee identified by the Directors of the Katrina Relief Fund (listed below) will work with local Rotary clubs and districts,

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State of Rotary District 6840

Areas of Rotary District 6840 were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The city of New Orleans and areas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast suffered the greatest damage. New Orleans Several of the floodwalls protecting the city from hurrican tidal surges were overtopped or failed, flooding 80% of the city of New Orleans. Since this catastrophe, much progress has been made in restoring the city, but much remains to be done. The French Quarter, Central Business District and the area along St. Charles Avenue containing the beautiful architecture of the 19th century, escaped the devastating floodwaters, and have returned to near normal. New Orleans will host its first major convention since Katrina in June, 2006. The American Library Association will meet on

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Our Prayers Are With You.

To all Zone 29 & 30 DGís, Our prayers are with each of you, your families, and those within your communities who have been affected by the recent disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina. I have just gotten off of the phone with President Carl-Wilhelm who expresses his hopes for the well being of all involved. Our Rotary Foundation does not have a separate fund for disaster relief. He will be issuing a statement soon indicating that Rotarians are encouraged to contribute to agencies such as the American Red Cross which are specifically prepared for and geared to this type of disaster relief. Ray Klinginsmith recalled the difficulties encountered in attempting to administer and prioritize distribution of funds received into district funds following the Mississippi River

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Rotary International President Stenhammar’s letter to Rotarians Affected by Hurricane Katrina

I am saddened to hear of the recent hurricane devastation along the Gulf Coast and send my sincere condolences to the communities affected by this disaster. During this time of need, many Rotarians have contacted Rotary International World Headquarters inquiring how they can help. In order to allow Rotarians the opportunity to assist your communities, please contact us with information regarding any local relief efforts being undertaken by clubs in your area so that we may share this information with the Rotary community via the RI Web site. A description of your project, including Rotarian contact information for local relief efforts, may be sent to the World Community Service program coordinator in the International Service and RI Awards section. Rotarians wishing to contribute funds and/or

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Coordination

I have seen emails and am receiving calls expressing concern for the safety and well being from across the globe, and while we have a website for Zones 29-30, I would like to suggest that we might all benefit by using this site to coordinate our efforts. We need regular reports from the District Governors of the affected districts as to current conditions, what they ñrotary clubs and individuals ñneed, and how best to meet these needs Please email me with your reports, news items and wish lists. We’ll get them up on this site and Rotarians from around the world can see your needs. We’ll put other generous Rotarians in touch with you as soon as possible. Thanks for your help and God Bless

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Red Cross

To offer immediate help for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, please check with your local office of the American Red Cross. You can make a donation to the

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