A message from District 6600 Governor Maris Brenner:
As expected, many Rotarians in District 6600 are wondering how to provide assistance to the Lee County, Alabama area that was devastated by tornadoes yesterday. Please read the following message below from the District Governor in District 6880 and help as you are able. – DG Maris
As many of you know Lee County suffered a devastating weather event this afternoon with significant loss of life and property damage. A tornado ripped the small community of Beauregard with a path almost a half mile wide. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to those who have suffered this tremendous loss. As of 11 pm on March 3, 2019, 23 lives were lost. A billboard in Smith Station near Opelika was lifted and landed 35 miles away in Hamilton GA.
In the upcoming days, Rotary District 6880 will provide information on how to best help with manpower and supplies. Other surrounding counties also incurred significant damage including Barbour County which lost its airport.
If you would like to participate, please coordinate with your club president this week and have him or her prepare a list of names of individuals with contact information, availability, skills or supplies to be donated. Forward them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy me at email@example.com.
In the meantime, we recommend that any tax deductible donations be made directly to the District 6880 Foundation. District 6880 will distribute the assets based on the needs determined by the nearest local clubs, including Opelika, Auburn, Lee County Sunrise and Eufaula. You are welcome to send any personal, club, or district checks made payable to The Rotary District 6880 Foundation. Please designate the purpose.
You can send them to the attention of PDG Linda Mong who manages the account at the following address:
Rotary District 6880 Foundation
c/o PDG Linda Mong / BancorpSouth
30585 State Hwy 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Electronic transfer capability is under construction so for the moment checks are the best and quickest way.
Again, please keep the victims in your thoughts and prayers.
District Governor Samuel Adams