Reynolds Corners Rotary donates to Haiti reliefWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rotary Club of Reynolds Corners (RCRC) donated $10,000 to Rotary International to help with relief efforts in Haiti.
“We’re always looking for people in need. Rotary’s motto is service above self. Under that motto, we want to be able to give it to people who need it the most,” said Tamara Riggs, president of RCRC.
RCRC member, Ford B. Cauffiel, gave a $5,000 donation, which the club of 45 members then matched, she said.
“We’re all humans and they’re human. If children were starving to death in this room, how could you stand to have a nice lunch and not help the starving children? This is a terrible calamity,” Cauffiel said. “We all have feelings because we’re human and this was something we should do quickly. I’m willing because I’ve been successful in life, and have everything I need to donate $5,000 and I asked the club to match me.”
The donation provided funds for tents, food rations and other aid in Haiti that was dispersed by Rotary International.
Cauffiel has a history of giving through the 20-year program Students for Other Students (SOS), which he founded. SOS pays students $8 an hour to tutor other “at-risk” students. Rotaries around the state are matching funds to help fund the project that helps 15 school districts throughout Ohio, he said.