HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE

Hurricane Harvey Causes Severe Flooding in Texas and Louisiana – Funds are Needed Urgently

    By Paul Mahata, Chair-District Disaster Relief Committee

 Our district is the leader in addressing disasters in the USA and internationally.  Thanks to our PDGs and current DG Greg Wims.  Recently, we have taken the lead in dealing with floods in West Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  In the past, our district had done effective fundraising for Hurricane Sandy for NY/NJ, and for international disasters in the Philippines, Haiti, and Nepal as well as for Ebola outbreak in Africa. We thank our Rotarians and their families for generous donations during disasters.  We are again joining hands with our partner organization, Disaster Aid USA, a project run by the Rotary Club of Prince Georges County, MD, to address the current disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Rotarians and non-Rotarians are “getting ready” together with the Texas and Louisiana teams of DAUSA to respond to the needs of the victims who are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

DAUSA response teams handle debris removal, mucking out of houses, provide Clean Water Solutions, and can act as team leads for other organization volunteers. DAUSA always works inside the emergency management system either taking charge of certain areas as directed, or being a force-multiplier for other organizations.

Your donations will provide the funds for the volunteers to handle disaster related relief from Hurricane Harvey and direct assistance to the victims of the flood.

Donations are needed urgently, and checks (payable to DAUSA) can be mailed to: Disaster Aid USA, 9817 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham, MD 20706.

Online donations can be made HERE!

DAUSA is a tax-exempt 501-c-3 type organization, and all donations are tax-free.

Questions may be directed to: Paul Mahata (Pmahata@verizon.net) or Bob Grill (Bob.Grill@DisasterAidUSA.org)

 

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