Flemington Rotary Assists Local Families in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

| December 5, 2012

Flemington Rotary Club Assists Local Families:  The following article appeared on www.nj.com:
By Hunterdon County Democrat
on December 05, 2012 at 12:00 PM, updated December 05, 2012 at 12:04 PM

The Rotary Club of Flemington, through the assistance of two Hunterdon County agencies, donated $5,000 for local community members who suffered losses due to the recent hurricane.

Professional case workers from the Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council and Hunterdon County Family Success Center identified — through their experience and screening processes — families in need of financial assistance. Most of the monies distributed went to replenish food items destroyed by the lack of electricity or refrigeration.

Utilizing the services of agency personnel is considered a best practice by many organizations looking to make the best use of their donations within a local area.  This initiative is directly due to the inspiration of Bob Burgard, a Rotary Club of Flemington past-President and now a member of a Rotary Club in Maryland. Bob and his club members wanted to assist others outside their domain and Bob suggested Hunterdon County and his old club. They presented RCOF with a $2,500.00 challenge, which the Rotary Club of Flemington Board unanimously agreed to match, making up the $5,000.00 fund.

The distribution of these funds has made a significant difference in the quality of life for the families chosen by the agencies. This is another example of the support and participation Rotary Club of Flemington provides to others in our local community.

The Rotary Club of Flemington meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. for lunch at the Copper Hill Country Club, 100 Copper Hill Road, in Ringoes. For more information about the club, membership or other upcoming events, visit www.FlemingtonRotaryNJ.org.

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