Rotarians Raise Thousands for Water
Rotarians from across the United States and Canada have been busily raising over $100,000 for three solar powered water systems scheduled for implementation in early 2019. Rotary Clubs have long been a primary partner with CoCoDA and in many developing countries.
In Indiana, two local Rotarians - Woody Collins and Nick Reich - are campaigning to raise nearly $20,000 for a project in Zacataloza, Nicaragua.
In response, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis created a $5,300 matching grant to inspire other clubs to participate and the Indianap Northeast club sponsored a District grant.
In Michigan and Ontario, Paul and Phyllis Charbonneau, Wayne Titus and Jim Fuqua are leading a team of champions who are working on a possible Rotary Global Grant. The Windsor St. Clair club has pledged $5,000 toward these efforts.
In Ohio, Larry Lohman (pictured above) and Will Underwood have inspired various clubs in the Kent District to raise $10,000 for the project in Aguacayo, El Salvador. These are many of same clubs that raised thousands for the nearly complete project in El Rodeo, El Salvador. One Rotarian recently wrote a personal check for $1,000.
We mention these Rotarians by name because no initiative is successful without champions. Nothing happens until someone stands up and says to others, "This is important!"
If you'd like to champion a project at your church, club or organization, contact us. We will help you explain how clean water improves the quality of life for people in Central America.