Service Projects Across District 7170

PPE for Area Fire Departments

Sept. 2020—Sherburne Rotary Club President, Simon Solomon presented Sherburne Fire Jansen Casscles  with a check for over four thousand dollars to cover the cost of Re-Useable PPE gear for our area Fire Departments - Sherburne, Smyrna, Earlville and North Norwich.

Re-useable PPE gear can be used at least 100 times to aid in the protection of our first responders during this pandemic. This gear exceeds CDC guidance for Covid 19 related responses. Chief Casscles ordered this gear in May and is in the process of distributing the PPE to the other Fire Chiefs. Sherburne Rotary is honored to support our area First Responders who exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.

7-7-7 for Polio Plus

Aug. 2020—Our District’s ‘7 Runs, 7 Counties, 7 Days' series of events raised $4,027 for Polio Plus. About 45 Rotarians, from 14 of our District's 44 clubs, participated by walking, running, setting up, or donating, during the 7 consecutive days from June 21st thru 27th.
These funds will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gated Foundation for a total of $12,081! Thanks go out to Rotarians from the following clubs for their support and participation. Binghamton Noon, Cortland, Cortland Breakfast, Delhi, Dryden, Endicott, Endwell, Franklin, Milford, Morris, Owego, Sherburne, Stamford, Vestal.

Thanking our Healthcare Workers

July 2020—Nimmonsburg Rotary's assistance efforts for the hospital workers at UHS Wilson Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of several of our Nimmonsburg Rotary members, we were able to enhance our original efforts of giving 20 hospital workers a $10-off pizza deal----into providing the same $10-off deal to a new total of 120 different sales orders!! $1,200 worth! (This will be done on a random basis, only for hospital workers, over the next 4-6 weeks.)
Feeding the Hungry
July 2020—The Oneonta Rotary Club raised $8,495 for The Lord's Table and the Loaves & Fishes Pantry feeding programs at St. James Episcopal Church in Oneonta. Working closely with Joyce Mason, Director of Feeding Ministries at St. James, club members sourced, purchased and delivered over $3,500 worth of badly needed canned and packaged food, institutionally sized canned good and condiments, fresh fruits and vegetables, and personal hygiene products. All monies were raised through donations from the Oneonta Rotary Fund, Oneonta Rotary Club members, including an anonymous donor who contributed a $3,000 match challenge which the club met, and several donations from community members. A check will be made out to St. James for the remainder of the funds raised. The Food Drive was Lynne Sessions’ President’s Service Project.


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