The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten today in the presence of Rotary International’s President Elect Ian Riseley and District Governor Elect Robert Leger presented a check for $6,000 to support the relief efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.


District Governor Elect Robert is from the western end of Haiti that was most affected by the storm that devastated the island about a month ago.  A call for help went out to the Rotary Clubs around the world and their 1.2 million members.  A special fund was established where clubs and the general public can contribute and request to earmark the donation to go towards either rebuilding schools or homes, or for more immediate relief such as potable water, medical supplies, etc.


The Rotary Club of St. Maarten chose to have the funds go towards the rebuilding of homes as it was quoted that with just $600 a simple home can be reconstructed.  “With this donation, we know that we can provide adequate shelter for 10 families in need.  “It is with great honor and hope for the country of Haiti that we present this check to you,” said President Henna Budhrani to an emotional and extremely thankful DGE Robert Leger.


“There have been echoes of concern in the community as to whether donations made towards Haiti relief actually get to those most in need.  With the Rotary Foundation, we not only know that the funds are used as intended, but we get to see follow up with the difference that our donation has made.  A Rotarian there, will ensure that we are kept abreast of progress, and share stories and photos of how we positively impacted many lives with these new homes,” said DGE Robert Leger after having been presented with the check on behalf of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten.



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