SRC tops $7,000 in special ShelterBox push for Hurricane Harvey victims

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SRC’s ShelterBox liaison Bill Dowd (left) presents a fistful of checks to 7190 ShelterBox coordinator Jack Faddegon.

The latest major donation to ShelterBox from the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club was hand-delivered today.

Assistant District Governor Jack Faddegon accepted  individual SRC members’ checks amounting to $7,050 from Bill Dowd, ShelterBox liaison officer. The amount far exceeded the original $5,000 goal set for the two-week push. All money will go to ShelterBox’s special “Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund” to aid victims in Texas and Louisiana.

SRC has been honored several times at the national and local levels for its support of the ShelterBox emergency relief program. Last year, it was awarded the first District 7190 ShelterBox “Hero” pennant. This latest donation is separate from an annual SRC donation to the ShelterBox general treasury, which will be made later in the Rotary Year.

“Your club is just incredible,” Faddegon said. “Year after year you keep helping, and it is so appreciated.”

Faddegon said he has visited several clubs in his ShelterBox capacity, and he projects total contributions from throughout District 7190 may hit $20,000.

For details on the ShelterBox program, click here,


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