The short term effects of the Haiti earthquake are buildings and roads destroyed, lack of food and clean drinking water, and lack of temporary shelter and drugs and medicines. The long term effects are the economic problems of trying to rebuild houses and businesses, and children who have been left with no parents. We believe that Rotarians can best assist Haiti with the long term goals.

This can be achieved by: 1. Preparation of the club to respond to national or international disasters in close collaboration with other New York Rotary Clubs, the District Governor and Rotary International. In particular, to work closely with the Rotary International Action Groups to ensure coordination and consistency for Rotary assistance. 2. To acquaint Rotary Club of New York members with avenues for giving and assisting with the Rotary Club Partnerships in recipient countries. 3. To work closely with the New York Rotary Foundation on disaster contributions and earmarking of the donor’s contributions.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

NYC Rotaract Hold Fund Raiser with Shelter Box Representative.

Photo: Kelly Roberts, Past Pressident of the Rotaract at the UN at the recent fundraiser for Rotary Shelter Boxes for Haiti
Dear all,
I'm forwarding an email from our Rotaract club at UN's President. As leaders within Rotary perhaps you could share any Rotary efforts to help Haiti that we could help support .

Ms. Kelly Roberts
past- president 08-09
District Rotaract Rep 09-10

Subject Rotary response to Haiti

Dear Fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors,

I am writing to find out if we have any Rotary contacts on the ground in Haiti that we can connect with to send District-wide support in light of the recent devastation. I've just written to a Haitian Rotaractor that served on the board of RYLA North America with and am anxiously awaiting his response, though I fear it may be awhile due to communication problems throughout the entire island.

My hope is that we could somehow band together and let them know that their Rotary family in New York is behind them. I am proud to be a member of an organization that is always so quick and efficient when it comes to responding to a need and would love to go through the Rotary channels rather than soley donating to a larger aide organization.

Yours in Rotary,

Nicole Dolan
Rotaract Club at the UN

Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox USA Response Team Member, will be on hand to
answer questions about the organization & provide information about how
ShelterBox USA is responding to this crisis.

When: Monday, January 18th, 5pm-7pm

Village Pourhouse downtown location 64
Third Avenue (Corner of 11th Street)
New York

With a minimum donation of $10, you will receive a wristband for open bar
from 5pm-6pm.

Additional donations are appreciated.

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