Geoff McDonald, a Rotary Club board member, helped to launch the Rotary’s humanitarian campaign by donating $5,000 on behalf of the attorneys and staff of his law firm. Geoff said, “Part of our Rotary’s mission is to advance global understanding, goodwill and peace so this is the time to give our support to the desperate people of a war-ravaged country.”
This week the Rotary Club of Richmond announced that the service organization raised $75,000 to kick off a Central Virginia humanitarian fundraising campaign to support the citizens of Ukraine. The service club is seeking additional individual and corporate donations with the goal of matching the organization’s donations. Funds can be directly donated through the Richmond Rotary Club Website at www.rvarotary.com and by accessing the dedicated button titled, “Donate to Ukraine.”
Rotary Club of Richmond president Chuck Duvall said, “Witnessing the pain and suffering of the Ukrainian people has been deeply moving for members of our club – so we got moving. The Rotary Club of Richmond is partnering with other Rotary clubs across the region to help the people of Ukraine in their desperate time of need. Now, we are asking our neighbors in the Richmond area to join us in this campaign to double the donations our Club members have so generously put forward.”
Richmond Rotary Club leaders, Dr. Paul Neumann, a local dentist and Jim Bynum, retired educator and community leader, are available for interviews. To schedule an interview, contact Pat Hassard at email@example.com or call 804/320-4959.
Richmond Rotary Club campaign funds will be released to the national global disaster relief organization, ShelterBox USA which will manage all donations.
About The Rotary Club of Richmond
The Rotary Club of Richmond enjoys an impressive 100-year legacy of service in Richmond, Virginia. Established in 1913 with a goal of “Service Above Self,” the Club is committed to improving the community by providing grants to non-profit organizations and volunteering time to serve those in need. In addition to supporting annual charitable causes in Richmond, the Club is a driving force for projects that include ReWork Workforce Development, American Red Cross Blood Drives, Meals on Wheels, Project Warm, Project Ramp and the Salvation Army Bell Ringing.