Dear Fellow Rotarians,
In response to the desperate situation in Haiti and reports from fellow Rotarians, we request your urgent attention and contributions for Haiti Disaster Relief. “An estimated 1.5 million people were left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude quake, which some have estimated has killed as many as 200,000 people. (BBC, January 22,2010)
The New York Rotary Foundation has approved $10,000 to the Fraternite Notre Dame Team for transport to the Dominican Republic and supplies. As members of the Rotary Club of New York, we know this team well and have full confidence for their important work in Haiti with French language capabilities, a mission hospital and outreach to a large number of communities.
We encourage you to send the contributions directly to the New York Rotary Foundation so the contributions can be tracked. The contribution/check should be made payable to the New York Rotary Foundation with the memo/for line to state, Haiti Disaster Relief.
If Rotary Members wish to support other initiatives, we invite you to submit the proposal directly to the New York Rotary Foundation. Funds can be earmarked for the group of your choice. Your contribution/check should specify this earmarking.
Make the checks payable to the New York Rotary Foundation and forward to:
The Rotary Club of New York
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10024
Also, we also ask you to join the Emergencies and Disaster Recovery Working Group. The focal point is Hugh Fox in collaboration with Sheila Washington, Paul Caruso and Helen Reisler. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com Hugh will be working closely with the New York Rotary Foundation for this campaign drive.
We urge you to contribute and request matching funds from your companies and other colleagues. Let us support Rotarians and save lives in Haiti.
With our appreciation,
The Emergencies and Disaster Recovery Working Group
International Service Division.
Rotary Club of New York