Wallkill East Rotary recently started The Wallkill East Rotary Adopt-A-Family Fund, which is a community response initiative to support families hit hard by COVID-19. Our club has created a fund where distributions will help families in our Rotary service area (Town of Wallkill & Pine Bush) with critical living needs and expenses.
 
Initially, we have established communication with the Middletown and Pine Bush school districts to assist in identifying and prioritizing the needs of these local families.  As the initiative evolves, we will be sourcing needs through other third party officials or programs.  This is meant to be anonymous support and the funds we provide are in the form of gift cards or money orders/checks made out to utility companies, landlords etc. We have already helped 3 families using seed money from our club and a grant from the The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
 
Our club plans to continue to raise money in various ways for this initiative, including participating in Hudson Valley Gives on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Please visit www.hvgives.org to make a donation to support this initiative.  The larger the fund, the more people and families we can help and support in our community!