Area 4 Rotary clubs have worked together to obtain a $96,850 Rotary International Global Grant to assist the community healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Alameda County.
The grant will fund high-priority COVID-19 medical equipment at Asian Health Services in Oakland, Axis Community Health in Livermore and Pleasanton, and Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. In addition, Rotary will engage volunteers to participate in high-priority COVID-19 education, outreach, and support initiatives. Many who are sheltering in place need information, are lonely, and need help that volunteers can provide.
The Rotary Club of Livermore and the Rotary E-Club of Lake Atitlán-Panajachel, Guatemala represented the Area 4 Rotary clubs to secure the grant. The effort was supported by Area 4 chapters in Castro Valley, Dublin, Hayward, Livermore, Livermore Valley and Pleasanton’s three clubs: The Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Pleasanton North Rotary and Tri-Valley Evening Rotary.
The Pleasanton North Rotary Foundation and the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore provided additional financial support.
Area 4 Rotary clubs have supported other COVID-19 responses, such as smart thermometers for local school districts and organizations, food security
solutions, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment.
All the contributing Rotary clubs remain active during the shelter-in-place orders, including holding regular club meetings via Zoom. Rotarians continue to be people of action and invite other community and service minded individuals to join their ranks.
For more information, visit www.rotary.org/en.