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Rotary asking for help fighting COVID-19

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parwkood is asking everyone to join together and make a donation to help local charities and organizations with much-needed funds to help them fight COVID-19.

The donation will go to charities and organizations here in Oshawa, and the Rotary Club will match those donations, which was announced this week by Lennis Trotter, president of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood responded quickly and made donations to both Feed the Need in Durham and the Back Door Mission in Oshawa during the pandemic, and they aren’t finished yet.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood has also applied to Rotary International District 7070 for a grant for even more funds to give to the local community organization to help fight the pandemic.

“It is more than just money. Our Rotary Club members are also volunteering their services because that’s what we do – Rotary responds,” says Trotter. “Members are making masks, and two members are delivering for Meals on Wheels.”

Trotter notes in early March another member, the dirctor of operations at Oshawa Dentist, delivered personal protective equipment to Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

“The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood just wants to do more to help these charities and organizations, and at this time we invite everyone in Oshawa to help us help the organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” he adds.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is asking for the help of everyone in Oshawa, and will match dollar for dollar, all donations, up to a maximum of $5,000. All money received from the public will be sent on to local community organizations to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are asking everyone to send their cheques to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, care of Devon Biddle, 96 King St. E., Oshawa, ON L1H 1B6, from now until the end of July. Donations of $20 or more will also receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes, so be sure to include a return address.

“As people of action, Rotary members want to find ways to respond to COVID-19, and to help people affected by it, and this is just one way that the citizens of Oshawa can join with us and come together to help our community through this pandemic. We thank everyone for their donations and their help,” Trotter adds.