Rotary Rises: Rotary District 5790 Response to Covid 19
Campaign for club and member donations an amazing success!
As COVID-19 continues to spread, more individuals, communities, and entire nations are feeling the impact in their daily lives. Beyond the global health crisis, the coronavirus is having a severe economic impact on individuals, small businesses, and medical organizations. In addition to the impact on business and healthcare, local soup kitchens are serving more folks in our community.
Rise With Us to raise money to help others during this difficult time. 

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Ten days is all it took from idea to completion. $161,000+ was raised to help fund needed hospital items, and to restock food pantries in our Rotary District 5790. Contributors to our Reverse Global Grant include Districts 5870 in Austin and District 9810 in Australia (our global partner), plus Rotary International and a great many clubs and Rotarians within our own District. When our Foundation Grant Committee first met, we hoped that $25,000 could be raised to provide this needed assistance. Ten days later a $161,000 grant application was signed, sealed and delivered to Rotary International, we are now awaiting approval.  Big shout-out to grant sponsor, the Rotary Club of Arlington for it's huge financial commitment and grant writing skill!  Each and every Rotarian in the world is making a difference, and at D-5790 each and every one of us do as well. Rotary Connects The World!
Our grant proposal will include providing support to three regional hospitals. All three have larger capacity to serve and have multiple sites within their system throughout our district.
Their current needs include additional equipment as well as medical consumables such as PPEs, testing kits, thermometers, hazmat suits, etc
Theses three include:
  • Texas Health Resources Hospitals 
  • Hedrick Health System-Abilene
  • United Regional Hospital- Wichita Falls  
Our grant proposal will include providing support to three regional food banks that serve all areas of our district. Their mission is to serve communities where no one has to go hungry.
They have a central distribution centers, as well as food pantries in many smaller communities, mobile food deliver, emergency boxes for families out of work, and supplement local school feeding programs.
All of these agencies have had at least a 50% increase in demand for food, and one has over 80% demand since the virus started.
These three include:
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank (Serving food needs of Cook, Denton, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant and Wise Counties
  • Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
  • Food bank of West Central Texas-Abilene