The Rappahannock Rotary Club's International Service Committee remains actively involved in several impactful projects, all aimed at improving the quality of lives around the globe.  Click the link to learn about how we are building homes for families in Honduras, providing computers for students in Belize, delivering neo-natal hospital equipment in Jamaica, and more.
 

Habitat for Humanity Project

On January 27, 2017, a group of Rotarians will depart for El Progreso, Honduras for 10 days to work with Habitat for Humanity Honduras to build an affordable home for a deserving El Progreso family.  Anyone interested in joining this team should contact Tom Carlson at ed@fredhab.org or call 540-760-1032.
 

Student Computers in Corozal, Belize

The Rappahannock Rotary Club recently completed a computer project with the Rotary Club of Corozal, Belize.  The goal was to provide computers for all 39 elementary schools in the Corozal district.  A Maryland company provided 200 used computers, which the Rappahannock Rotary club then refurbished with power cords, USB hubs and other missing components and software.  The club also arranged for shipment of the computers to Corozal, where Corozal Rotary Club members then delivered the computers to the schools.   All schools that have electricity now have at least five computers and are doing an impressive job of incorporating them into the school’s curriculum.  The Rappahannock Rotary Club is currently investigating an expansion of this project to provide computer training in each school, and to turn this this training into a program that can be applied throughout the Corozal school district.
 

Global Grant Support to Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica

The RRC was approached last fall regarding our interest in being the U.S. partner for a Rotary International Global Grant.  Working with Kingston-Port Royal Rotary Club, the International Service Committee is exploring an opportunity to provide $155,000 of neonatal equipment to Victoria Jubilee Hospital, a public maternity hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.  This hospital delivers over 9,000 babies each year and is in desperate need of modern medical equipment used in the treatment of premature babies.
 

World Wide Emergency Relief

In addition to the larger projects shown above, the Rappahannock Rotary Club assists with world-wide relief efforts in areas of the world where disaster has struck.  some recent examples of this support include:
  • Fiji Islands - $1000 for Shelter Box aid following damage from Cyclone Winston in February
  • Kathmandu, Nepal - $1000 for Shelter Box aid following earthquake damage
  • Equador - $1000 for Shelter Box aid following earthquake damage
  • Tappahannock, Virginia - $1000 to Essex County Department of Social Services to help victims of February tornado
 
 
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