How to donate to the special fund for

the Great Tragedy in New York City

 

The Rotary Club of New York deeply appreciates the tremendous outpouring of support, from so many parts of the world, during this horrendous and unprecedented tragedy in our great city. In response to all the requests to help, we have set up a special fund for the Great Tragedy of New York City. The decision where the fund money will go will be made by both the New York Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of New York.

 

Checks Should Be Made Out To

 “New York Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of New York”

 Mail to:

The Rotary Club of New York

28 West 44th Street - Suite 1508

New York, New York, 10036

 Or you can wire transfer contributions directly to:

The New York Rotary Foundation

Chase Manhattan Bank

Account Number: 0331041640

Routing Number: 021000021

If you have questions, please contact:

Andreas Runggatscher

Executive Director / Rotary Club of New York

Telephone number (212)-819-0809

E-mail: ny.rotary@verizon.net.

We thank everyone who is standing by us at this very difficult time. We cherish your support and hope to take a major stand in helping the victims of this crisis.

 

Very Sincerely,

 

Helen Reisler

President

Rotary Club of New York

 

 

 

 

World Trade Center – Disaster Relief Fund of the New York Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club Of New York

 

During the 9/24/2001 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the New York Rotary Foundation following motions were made and approved.

 

Present were President Helen Reisler, as well as all nine trustees: Werner Kobelt, Hans Belcsak, Arcadio Casillas, Morton Eydenberg, Joseph Groveman, Barbara Burns, Bernie Wytko, David Wankoff, Richard Sainburg and Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher.

  1. The New York Rotary Foundation’ of the Rotary Club of New York World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund will be devoted to the neediest persons for support and education, who may not otherwise be covered by larger relief agencies and companies, individuals who otherwise fall through the cracks.

  2. The New York Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of New York will contribute $250,000 of its assets to the New York Rotary Foundation of The Rotary Club of New York World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund (“The Fund”), devoted to the neediest persons for support and education, who may not otherwise be covered by larger relief agencies and companies, individuals who otherwise fall through the cracks. The Fund will distribute all of its cumulative collections accordingly as the needs arise.

 

 

The Rotary Club of New York is the local Club of the World Trade Center Tragedy

 

We have received requests from different Rotarians across the world about what the Rotary Club of New York intends to do with the donations that it receives. One criterion for selecting projects is to see what Rotary International will provide matching funds for, so the donated amount could be doubled.

 

The Rotary Club of New York is the local Club of the World Trade Center Tragedy, we are flexible and we understand our home community, like all Rotarians understand their own home communities. This time, the ball landed in our home court, so it is our club's duty to pick up the ball and use our best judgment about how to help.

 

The Rotary Club of New York is gearing up to lead specific local initiatives to help, where we are uniquely needed. You can already see examples of direct participations from Rotarians of our club at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/.

 

You can read about the Electronic Learning Center that the Rotary Club of New York opened this year to teach computer skills to several thousand children in Harlem at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/e-center/e-center.html. By the way David Serko in the picture on that page had his office in the World Trade Center where he worked with his wife. They lost everything in their office, but fortunately, David and his wife are safe.

 

You can read about more of the current projects of the Rotary Club of New York towards the end of the history page at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/History/history.html.

 

The Rotary Club of New York has been the biggest contributor of charity per member in our district 7230, which is even more significant as we are the biggest club in the district.

 

 

 




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