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 The purpose of the Arizona Rotary Days of Service is to increase awareness of Rotary throughout the State and to invite non-Rotarians to engage with us in some of our Service Projects. This opportunity for volunteer service is open to all! 
To view and signup for the Service Projects throughout Arizona, click HERE.
To view and signup for the Service Projects in Southern Arizona, click HERE.

Responds to Turkey and Syria Earthquakes


ShelterBox is making an emergency fundraising appeal. We believe that the best way for us to be impactful is by staying flexible, and it is essential that we have funds available to support those affected by disasters around the world.

To make a donation, you can mail a check directly to ShelterBox USA at:
P.O. Box 5055
Santa Barbara, CA  93150

Or you can donate online at https://www.shelterboxusa.org


Contact Volunteer Ambassadors Leo Lawrenson, leo@lawrenson.com or Don Jorgensen, donjorgensen@comcast.net  to request a club presentation. And watch our latest reports from Ukraine and elsewhere: https://www.shelterboxusa.org/home-page/news/events/

From DG Anita McDonald:

We have all seen the pictures and heard the stories about the devastation in Turkey and Syria as we continue to focus efforts on the victims of the attacks in Ukraine. Each time I see the impact these events have on the survivors, especially the children, it brings tears to my eyes.

I am so grateful for the response of The Rotary Foundation in creating the opportunities thru the Disaster Relief Fund for all of us to provide support to those in these three countries and even here in the United States.

[Please go to https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50063/Documents/en-ca/74f90680-66b5-4098-8185-3bf85d34f84f/1/  to read the compete article]

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