Partnering with other Denton County Rotary Clubs, Flower Mound RC
has formed a fund to financially assist community members
and small business impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Several Denton area Rotary clubs have gotten together to raise funds for folks who have lost income from the Covid-19 Stay-At-Home Order. We need to respond quickly because there are a lot of hard-working folks here in Denton who are suddenly without a paycheck through no fault of their own. We’ve built a program to give grants of $1,000 or less to Denton residents who have had a catastrophic loss of income due to the Order. The Flower Mound Rotary provided $5,000 in seed money for the program and we hope to raise between $30,000-100,000 from the public. We will, when possible, draft checks directly to landlords or utilities so we know the bills are paid as quickly as possible.
 
The application asks for very detailed financial information so we can make smart decisions about the need.
 
We’re asking all Rotarians and their clubs to add the attached postcard to their social media accounts. If you are a business owner please consider adding it to your social media as well * link this graphic to our website at https://dentoncountyneighborsupport.com/ *
If posting to social media, upload the graphic, and then add https://dentoncountyneighborsupport.com/ manually in the body of the post for one click connection.
 
We’re looking for a few folks from each club to help us evaluate the applications from the public for aid. Please contact us if you are interested.
 
We’d love to have you, your club and your businesses donate to the fund at: www.dentoncountyneighborsupport.com.
 
If you have contacts at news media we could use your help getting the word out.
 
Lastly, if you know of folks who need help you can nominate them at www.dentoncountyneighborsupport.com. Because this is a volunteer program by our clubs ,100% of the money we receive will be distributed back into our community.
 
If you have questions please email us at info@dentoncountyneighborsupport.com or contact Lisa-Marie Thompson President Elect - Flower mound lm@lisamariethompson.com 972-979-1555
 
Our website is www.DentonCountyNeighborSupport.com. 
 
Press Release - For Immediate Release 
DENTON COUNTY ROTARY CLUBS SEEK FINANCIAL DONATIONS FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE
COVID-19 SHELTER IN PLACE  
 
Texas, April 1, 2020 –Denton Country Rotary Clubs are asking the public for donations to support people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 Shelter in Place in Denton County. 
According to Lisa-Marie Thompson, President-Elect of the non-profit Rotary Club of Flower Mound, “Rotary is about service above self.” Though this is a challenging moment for all mankind, our focus for this fund-raiser is our own community.  A lot of folks have lost their livelihood through no fault of their own and we’re trying to make a difference now, while governments find longer term solutions.
“Every $1.00 we receive will go directly to residents of Denton County:  since we are an all-volunteer organization we have no administration costs.” We are asking folks to donate at: www.dentoncountyneighborsupport.com.  We will deposit those funds in a 501c3 hosted by Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Inc.  As we receive applications, we will evaluate the need and distribute funds. Grants will be paid directly to landlords, mortgage companies or utilities when possible.
Residents who have lost their income due the outbreak can apply for grants of $1,000 or less at  www.dentoncountyneighborsupport.com
ABOUT DENTON COUNTY ROTARY CLUBS
There are eleven Denton County Rotary Clubs. The first Rotary club was established in 1905 and there are now over 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million Rotarians around the globe.  All Rotary Clubs share the same values and mission. Our stated purpose is to bring integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Rotary is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all people worldwide.
Contact information
Lisa-Marie Thompson 
President-Elect of Flower Mound Rotary 
2800 Corporate Dr #102 Flower Mound, TX 75028
lm@lisamariethompson.com
972-979-1555
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