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Richmond Hill, Hinesville Rotary Clubs help special needs children

POSTED: March 9, 2009 11:37 a.m.
When the Top of the Morning Rotary Club of Charlotte, N.C., called on Rotarians in Georgia to help buy a van to transport special needs children to school, area Rotary clubs sprang into action. Richmond Hill Rotary Club President Donna Jones and Hinesville Rotary Club President Gary Dodd threw the support of their organizations behind the project.
Richmond Hill Rotarians provided $4,000 and the Hinesville Club another $1,500. Lynn Hadwin, of the Savannah District Foundation, matched those funds with another $5,000. Half of the remaining money needed was raised by Charlotte Rotarians, whose district also matched the club's contribution. Rotary International matched the money raised in Georgia and Charlotte to buy a $69,000 Ford Van for an orphanage in Hungary.
Rotary clubs and Rotary International raise millions of dollars for causes worldwide on an annual basis. The members of Rotary come from all walks of life and consist of people who look to make a difference in their communities. Both Georgia clubs are seeking new members who are interested in fellowship and business networking.
On April 4, the Richmond Hill Rotary Club plans to hold its annual charity fundraiser. The party is open to the public and all money raised goes to support the causes of Rotary clubs locally and around the world. Anyone looking to join Rotary in Richmond Hill or participate in the annual fundraising party can call Kittie Franklin at 356-3444.

 

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