Thursday, February 22, 2024

Rotary’s quake fundraiser

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Auckland Airport Rotary, which has many local members, raised funds for those left homeless following the Turkey/Syria earthquake. Photo Reuters

Members of Auckland Airport Rotary sprung into action after the recent Turkey/Syria earthquake.

The club maintains an emergency fund which recently received inflows from a Club Cinema Night, Trade Me book sales and members’ donations.

Members voted to allocate $1000 from the fund to help relief efforts in Turkey.

However, mindful of how often relief money is swallowed up in administration, the club gave the $1000 to ShelterBox who have a standard family pack containing an erectable shelter and survival equipment.

ShelterBox already have personnel in Turkey and our club money is already providing relief to needy families.

President Mathew Koshy remarked, “It is so good to know that our funds are going to provide direct relief. It makes our efforts worthwhile.”

Despite the name Airport Rotary, the club draws members from all over East Tamaki as well as north and south Auckland.

Founder president Guy Slocum said, “We are always looking for new members (part or full time) to expand the reach of our charitable efforts as we are much stronger acting together.

“Anyone interested in our next info evening should ring or text 027 895 2909 for details.”

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