Thursday, September 1, 2011

Foundation Trustees approve Horn of Africa Fund

In response to the humanitarian crisis in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, The Rotary Foundation has established the Rotary Horn of Africa Famine and Refugee Relief Fund, which will support recovery projects in the affected areas.

The worst drought in 60 years has gripped the Horn of Africa, leading to acute famine in parts of Somalia, where hundreds of thousands of people are now fleeing to Ethiopia and Kenya for aid. More than 10 million people are affected in the drought-stricken countries, including 3.7 million who are at risk of starvation.

Ways to Donate: Send a check payable to The Rotary Foundation, including the notation “Rotary Horn of Africa Famine and Refugee Relief Fund, #G10008” on the memo line, to:

The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693 USA

If you or your district wishes to donate District Designated Funds (DDF) to the Rotary Horn of Africa Famine and Refugee Relief Fund, please follow the instructions on the [form attached to the Newsletter].

For more information, contact Jennifer Kordell at +1-847-866-3104 at The Rotary Foundation.

From the ZONE 33 THE FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2011- DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD- RRFC Joe Mulkerrin

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