The mission of District 6880 Disaster Relief is to alleviate human suffering caused by disasters that may impact people locally, regionally or worldwide.
In the Southeast, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are the most common types of disaster / emergency situations that call for financial support and volunteer assistance. Since 2014 the Rotary District 6880 Foundation has been ready to assist in support of victims of disaster, regardless of the cause, and the volunteers who help in recovery efforts,
In it's first five years of existence, the District 6880 Foundation has provided over $25,000 in funds to support recovery efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, South Alabama and North Florida. Weather events such as monsoon level flooding, hurricanes and tornados have made up the bulk of disaster types.
Prompted recently by the tornado tragedy in Lee County, AL that resulted in 23 deaths in March, 2019, a District Leadership Plan has been adopted by District 6880 and serves as the foundation for the development of services provided by Rotarians within this District.
The Disaster Relief Plan outlines our approach to disaster relief and is applicable to all of District 6880. It provides general guidance for relief activities and an overview of our methods of preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan describes our disaster relief organization and assigns responsibilities for various tasks. This plan is intended to provide a framework for who does what, when, and how. The primary audience for the document includes Rotary International Disaster Relief-Rotarian Action Group (DRRAG), District 6880 Officials, District 6880 Disaster Relief Committee, Club Disaster Relief Committees, volunteer organizations that support emergency operations and others who may participate in our preparedness, relief and recovery efforts.
Visit District 6880's Disaster Relief Foundation web site for more information on any past or active relief efforts and contribute to the foundation with financial gifts. 100% of your donation will be used for relief for the designated disaster. The foundation is a 501c3 so your contributions are tax deductible.