Savannah GA Rotary Club Completes Haitian Drinking Water Project

You may have heard of Rotary International and the work they have done to eliminate polio around the world…

Courtesy of Leslie Francis

Courtesy of Leslie Francis

…or, you may only know about it from the gear-wheel signs you see when you enter a town telling you where and when they hold their local club meeting.

But, there’s a whole lot more to Rotary.

On of the best programs created by Rotary International involves teaming up with a local Rotary clubs, say in the U.S., to support in-country local Rotary clubs to fund an approved project for that country. The local club comes up with the project, and if it’s approved by the Rotary District of the local club and by Rotary International, the local club works with the in-country club to manage the project.

One of the beauties of the program is that the local club contributes money which is then matched by the club’s District and by Rotary International. That enables the local club’s contribution to by highly leveraged to support large projects that the local club could not afford on their own.

One area of focus by Rotary International is bringing clean, safe drinking water to places around the world that do not have potable water.

The Rotary Club of Savannah GA initiated a project to bring quality drinking water to a school in Haiti where only 58% of the population has access to safe drinking water. Read more ab0ut this project here.

If you don’t know much, or anything about Rotary International, I encourage you to visit a Rotary Club in your area when they hold one of their meetings. You will find it’s made up of local business people who help support projects in your area and around the world. It’s great for networking with the movers and shakers in your area. It’s a very rewarding experience to be able to give back.

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