Rotarians interested in helping victims of Hurricane Harvey can help make a difference in several ways:

District 5340 Emergency Relief Foundation

The new Rotary District 5340 Foundation is collecting funds right now for American Red Cross and ShelterBox. 100% of your cash or check donation will be sent to organizations that provide relief, right where it is needed most. Donations can also being made for the Foundation to support general disaster relief efforts, including local efforts on the ground. 
When you send a donation to the Rotary District 5340 Foundation, you may select how you would wish your donation to be earmarked. For example, you could choose to split your donation automatically between the two charities, or earmark your entire donation to one charity. You could also to choose to contribute to the Foundation's general disaster relief fund.
Since you will be making a contribution through the District 5340 Foundation, your privacy will be maintained, and your donation will not trigger a wave of future solicitation emails. Plus, the Rotary District 5340 Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations made will be tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law (always consult your tax advisor). 
To learn more, please click here.

Support Local Rotary Districts

Rotarians have also asked how they can help support funds setup by Rotarians within the impacted regions. Below are some ideas for support that we have collected:

Rotary District 5930 is partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund – a 501 (c)(3) to set up an Emergency Relief Fund.  Please make checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund (Fed tax # 27-3855943) and mail to Rotary D 5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 W. Nolana, McAllen, TX 78504.  Questions can be sent to DG Betty Ramirez-Lara. Online donation page coming soon. Website: Rotary D5930

Rotary District 5910 has a Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation and funds can be sent to:  Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX 77706.  Questions can be sent to DG Rhonda Herrington.  Website: Rotary D5910

Rotary District 5890 has a District 5890 Charities, Inc. and funds can be sent to: District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505  Questions can be sent to DG Bill Palko. Website: Rotary D5890

Louisiana District 6200 is also collecting donations through their website.  

For more information on these funds, as well as the relief efforts local districts are undertaking, please click here.