The Crescent Rotary board has expressed a desire to help out our neighbors in the Philippines suffering from the devastation of the recent typhoon. Many thousands have lost their homes and Crescent Rotary wants to encourage our members to make a difference.
Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early November 2013.
By partnering with Crescent you can double the power of the money you give.
The Crescent Rotary Foundation is going to match the gifts given by our members or member companies up to a total number of $5000. These funds will go to supplying much needed shelter and water to those living in the devastated areas. If you are not familiar with the Shelter Box program you can click the link below and get a full understanding in about 6 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyM_sk8tjEo&list=PL52D8102F8406F34C&index=1
Our goal is to raise $5000 and that translates to $62.50 for each of our 80+ members. If we can raise $5000 and the Crescent Foundation matches that number we should be able to provide 8 or 9 families with much needed shelter and clean drinking water. Obviously not everyone will be able to help, and some could help with much more but please consider what even a small gift can do to help those who have been effected by this devastation.
To contribute to this cause, please make your check out to: The Crescent Foundation and write Shelter box in the memo. Mail it to the club secretary Janice Coble, 6007 Devoncourt Place Jamestown, NC 27282. We will be accepting donations until the end of December and then into January if necessary.
On November 11th, Crescent Rotary President Brian Sowers handed over the keys to Sgt. Nathan Harris. After months of fundraising and renovations, Nathan is finally HOME!
Attached you will find a list Nathan’s Mom provided us of items Nathan will need for his home. We would love to take some if not all of the items listed next week. If you are interested in purchasing or donating an item on the list please send an email including the item you plan to purchase or donate to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us eliminate any duplicate purchases or donations.
The work on the “Purple Heart Home” is in full swing and for those of you who might be interested in following along you can do so my clicking the link below. This link will take you to our job management site and you will be able to see pictures and notes entered by our Project Manager Rowland Anderson.
Crescent Rotary Club was honored to participate in TIMCO’s Purple Heart Homes fundraising picnic held during lunch at TIMCO on September 25, 2013. They awarded Sgt. Nathan Harris the first TIMCO Challenge Coin, auctioned off nine other coins and had a raffle for a Harley. We also got to hear from one of the founders of Purple Heart Homes and learn more about the great work they’re doing. Great time with great people and organizations.
Purple Heart Homes is teaming up with the Crescent Rotary Club, Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe and Timco Aviation Services to renovate a home in Greensboro, NC for Service Connected Veteran Sgt. Nathan Harris. Please help us provide Nathan with an injury specific, obstacle free home. To make a donation send a check to: Crescent Rotary Foundation | PO Box 4084 | Greensboro, NC 27404 OR to donate online, go to: http://www.crescentrotary.org/donation