The Rotary Club of Lewisville (Noon) raised $1225 to assist the victims of the killer 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti in January, killing more than 200,000 people according to recent estimates.
The funds will go toward food, clean drinking water and medical supplies for the residents of the ravaged country. Many of the club members had already donated to the Haiti disaster relief effort, according to club officials, but when the call came, they answered and donated even more.
The Rotary Foundation has set up a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to streamline the flow of contributions, primarily for U.S. club members. Fund managers will work with local Rotary clubs and relief agencies to meet the most pressing needs of communities in the affected area, according to club officials.
Funds will be used in the relief effort, and for projects providing longer-term support and development.