Fleet­wood Rotary Club hon­ors mem­ber­ship’s com­mit­ment to ser­vice

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - RELIGION - From Fleet­wood Rotary Club

The Fleet­wood Rotary Club re­cently hon­ored their mem­ber­ship’s com­mit­ment to ser­vice above self at their an­nual Fire­side Chat. Dur­ing the past year, club mem­bers com­pleted sev­eral work projects at the Hope Res­cue Mission in which they in­stalled wiring for an alarm sys­tem in the out­let store, sorted and or­ga­nized dis­play racks for a new sec­ond store lo­ca­tion, win­ter­ized the fruit and veg­etable gar­dens, and helped pre­pare lunch for res­i­dents. They also de­liv­ered for the Meals on Wheels pro­gram through­out the year.

In ad­di­tion, thanks to the mem­ber’s fundrais­ing ef­forts and a match­ing grant from the United Way, the club part­ners with Friend, Inc. to pro­vide food for stu­dents in need. The non-per­ish­able food is packed in bags by vol­un­teers and de­liv­ered to the Fleet­wood Area School District. Twice a month, thirty chil­dren re­ceive the bags con­tain­ing nu­tri­tious food for the week­end. Be­sides de­vot­ing their time, club mem­bers raised and do­nated more than $30,000 ben­e­fit­ing the fol­low­ing lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions: Fleet­wood and Oley Val­ley School District Stu­dent Schol­ar­ships $3,000, Fleet­wood High School Safe Grad­u­a­tion, Fleet­wood High School In­ter­act Club, Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Li­brary, Friends of Fleet­wood Li­brary, Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Bus, Fleet­wood Area School District Back­pack Project $1,500, Fleet­wood Bor­ough Parks and Recre­ation, Fleet­wood Fire Com­pany $500, Bethany Chil­dren’s Home, Clare of As­sisi House, Friend Inc., Safe Place, Potato Project, Wood to Won­der­ful, Rotary Farm­ers Night, and Rotary Camp Nei­dig.

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