Posted by Sharron Miles on Sep 01, 2017
Read more for details on the various ways Rotary has established for Rotary members to assist.
From Rotary International Director Greg Podd
Dear Rotarians:
Pam and I hope you and your family are doing well. As you all know many of the cites along the Gulf Coast of the United States have been devastated by category 4 Hurricane Harvey with winds of over 130 miles an hour and over 50 inches of rain.  It’s the heaviest storm on record anywhere in the U.S. outside Hawaii and it is still raining.
Cities like Rockport, Texas have been completely destroyed. The Greater Houston area with a population of over 6.5 million people (the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States) has had over 3.7 million people leave the region in the evacuation effort. Others remained trapped inside their homes, as entire neighborhoods were submerged
Hurricane Harvey is predicted to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the U.S., with a damage cost exceeding Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. AccuWeather predicts that the damage cost will hit $160 billion
A Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund has been established under The Rotary Foundation to assist these communities. 
If you would like to make a contribution by credit card please go to the following link:
           The Name of the DAF (Donor Advised Fund) is The Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund
           The Account Number of the DAF (Donor Advised Fund) is 608
I have also attached an information sheet regarding this established fund. Please share this information with your fellow Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.
Thank you in advance for any assistance your can give.
Take care
Greg E. Podd
Past RI Director and Treasurer
From Carol Holmes, District 5840 Governor (South Central Texas)
Rotary District 5930:  partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund – a 501(c)3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund.  Send checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund and mail to Rotary D 5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 N. Nolana, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  DG Betty Ramirez-Lara, cell: 956-683-5706; (Rockport area)
on-line donation
McAllen North Rotary Fund
Rotary District 5910:  Send checks to Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX  77706.  Contact: DG Rhonda Herrington, cell: 903-724-8515; (Palestine area)
on-line donation
Rotary District 5910
Charitable Foundation
Rotary District 5890:  Send checks to District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX  77505. Contact: DG Bill Palko, cell: 713-582-7235, William.palko@amegybank. (Houston area)
Rotary District 5840:  501(c)3 – Send checks to District 5840 Foundation (Disaster Fund), Attn:  Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer, P. O. Box 13, Boerne, TX  78006.  Contact: DG Carol Holmes, cell:  281/923-6111; (San Antonio, Hill Country Area).