Historic Rotary Grant
Last year, Rotary supported Mercy Ships with an historic $1.125m grant – the largest in The Rotary Foundation’s 103 year history. Head to the videos section of our Facebook page to watch Rosa Whitaker, President of Mercy Ships, thank Rotary and explain how the grant will make a life changing difference bringing safe surgery those who need it.
World Water Day
Did you know 1 in 3 people live without safe drinking water? Since 1993, World Water Day has been held every year on March 22nd. As one of Rotary’s Areas of Focus, we are dedicated to improving clean water and sanitation worldwide. This year’s theme is #Water2me, head to worldwaterday.org to learn, share and act.
How does water play a role in your cultural practices?
What are your stories, thoughts and experiences? Share by using #Water2me and help shape the 2021 #WorldWaterDay campaign.
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— UN-Water (@UN_Water) January 8, 2021
In the eye of the storm
When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, uprooting thousands of families, Rotary clubs were ready to provide assistance and hope. A 30 minute in-depth film shows how Rotary supported the relief effort. Head to Rotary International’s Facebook page or search ‘Dorian: Rotary Responds’
2020 saw the launch of Rotary’s togetherTalks, and we’re kicking off the new year with a brand new series! Featuring even more insightful speakers and important topics, from tackling loneliness and promoting gender equality. Subscribe to the Rotary GB&I YouTube Channel and you’ll also find all of the fascinating guests and events from Series 1 and 2 on demand.
Rotary clubs and volunteers around the world are continuing to support their communities as the COVID-19 pandemic endures. Head to Twitter and search #RotaryResponds to see all the amazing things Rotary is doing to help those in need and use that hashtag when sharing your own activities.
Normally over winter and the Christmas season, Rotary clubs would be working with KidsOut to take disadvantaged children on festive days out. Despite that not being able to go ahead, Rotary’s support hasn’t stopped, with volunteers helping to pack toy boxes for children in refuge. Head to @KidsOut for more.