Rotary District 6970 is Dedicated to Helping Those in Need

With more than 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary International is committed to Service Above Self.  And here on The First Coast, the 61 clubs that make up Rotary District 6970 are living out that commitment.

As an organization Rotary International works with many leading organizations and educational institutions in carrying out its worldwide humanitarian efforts, with a major emphasis on eradicating polio.

Rotary District 6970 has brought the focus on health close to home by working on many different local projects.  One such project was the purchase of a new mobile health unit for St. Vincent’s Medical center allowing more people access to healthcare than would otherwise be able to receive it.

The unit will make available medical services ranging from providing school immunizations and school/sports physicals to health screenings, diagnostic testing and disease management for adults.

Another major initiative is working with the PET (Personal Energy Transportation)Project.  Located in Penny Farms, Florida, this site provides a free “Gift of Mobility” to people who cannot use their legs for transportation.

This device allows them to transport themselves and a cargo across terrain where a standard wheelchair cannot go.  Rotary volunteers work in the funding, manufacturing and distribution of PETs.

At McGirts Creek Park on the Westside, the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville built the Lew Brantley Field to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities.  It is paved with asphalt and overlaid with rubber to provide safety and maneuverability for the physically disabled.  Westside Rotarians collected cash and in-kind donations of nearly $200,000 for the project.

Rotary members coming together to serve our community and beyond are the embodiment of the Tillie Kidd Fowler spirit of service – the award they will be presented with at the April 19th Celebrate!GOOD event.


About It's All GOOD!

We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. As the on-ramp to volunteering in our community, we work with more than 125 local nonprofit organizations to provide opportunities for people to connect to make a difference.
This entry was posted in Celebrate!GOOD, HOJ Events, National Volunteer Week, Volunteering and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s