Rotary Club donates to Hurricane Dorian relief
BRATTLEBORO — To help with the Bahamas hurricane relief efforts, the Brattleboro Rotary Club has donated $250 to the Rotary Disaster Network of Assistance.
Rotary Club President Carla Lineback said the destruction left behind by Hurricane Dorian is devastating. "In parts of the Bahamas, literally everything is gone, replaced by piles of rubble where homes once stood, roads blocked with debris and thousands on thousands left homeless and in need of supplies."
Rotary Club International Committee chair Rob Szpila noted that Grand Bahama Island and Abaco Island took a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, with winds that reached 180 miles per hour. "This storm has battered these islands and the rebuilding process will take years," Szpila said. "Grand Bahama Island has five Rotary clubs."
"At this point Rotary is beginning Phase 2 of its operation," Lineback said, "and while it will continue to deliver food, toiletries, and medical supplies for immediate needs it is preparing to obtain larger items to help rebuild the community. This includes fans, generators, trucks, buses, and building supplies."
To find out how you can contribute to Rotary District 7020 Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts, visit https://www.dna-rag.com.
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