DRCF COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund

Denver Rotary Club's Call to Action!

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In response to the current coronavirus pandemic and urgent needs in our broader community, the Denver Rotary Club Foundation (DRCF) and Club 31 have identified funds to be donated to immediate causes.

Utilizing its financial resources, DRCF has responded decisively to past floods, hurricanes and other emergencies, and it is doing it again with COVID-19. The foundation trustees approved a $5,000 disaster response grant, plus $5,000 more from unallocated “new project” funds as part of the 2019 grant cycle. Fifty years ago, Cub 31 Rotarians established our foundation and over the years it has given millions of dollars to fund essential local and international Rotarian-supported projects. When it comes to the impact of DRCF, Club 31 can be very proud! As we finish our 50th anniversary celebration year, what better way than to support our community as we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future.

In addition, the club board of directors approved a $6,000 club contribution to DRCF to be added to the above grants for immediate COVID-19 response. This amount represents a sum equivalent to the meal cost savings over the four week period as in-person meetings were canceled. Our District 5450 awarded us $1,500 of additional matching funds as well.

This totals up to $17,500 so far, and we think club members and others in the community might want to participate individually and increase our impact. We invite you to make a contribution of which 100% will go towards COVID-19 response. Here is a DRCF dedicated link to make a donation:

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As for specifically how the money will be distributed, Carter Sales, incoming President of DRCF, has assembled a committee of Rotarians who will evaluate the best opportunities for impact and authorize the immediate distributions of funds. Their work has already begun.

In service to our members and our communities,

Alison Clark-Hardesty
President
Denver Rotary Club Foundation

Jim Johnston
President
The Rotary Club of Denver