The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes. Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused billions of dollars in damage. The Rotary Foundation has established four special funds to collect donations to help victims rebuild.
Through his family foundation, Rotarian Robert Murray established the Puerto Rico fund. Murray wanted to encourage Rotary members to match the $1 million the Murray Foundation donated to the Red Cross.
Rotary club members continue to work on the ground to bring relief in their communities.
Rotary’s partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.
• Learn more about Rotary’s disaster relief efforts
• Rotary collects funds to help wildfire victims. Read the story.
How to contribute
Four Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for hurricane and earthquake victims.
Account name: Puerto Rico Recovery
Account number: 614
Account name: Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund
Account number: 613
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608
Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296
You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You’ll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. When contributing via credit card, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary.