Posted on Feb 09, 2021
In April 2020, Wallkill East Rotary started The Wallkill East Rotary Adopt-A-Family Fund, a community response initiative to support families hit hard by COVID-19.  Since it's inception, the fund has helped over 100 families with critical living needs and expenses.
To date, we have raised $58,083 through club funds, member donations, community grants, and Rotary District 7210 grant.  Almost $50,000 has been disbursed thus far to help 115 families with different needs including rent payments, medical bills, utility bills, medical prescriptions, gas cards, and food needs.  We have also continued existing partnerships and established many new ones with local community/agencies including:  the Pine Bush Central School District, Mental Health Association of Orange County, St. Paul's Church (Bullville), RECAP, HONOR, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and The Salvation Army (Middletown).
Our club plans to continue to raise money in various ways for this initiative, including participating again this year in Hudson Valley Gives on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.