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New Kingston Rotaract takes Care of Downtown’s Homeless for a Day

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

It was like Spa Day and a Health Fair all in one for Downtown’s Homeless last Saturday at the Marie Atkins Shelter.

The homeless had their Medicals done, Teeth cleaned by the Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Hair groomed by the Kingston Central Police Division and Kumeas Hair Perspective and Eyes tested by the Lion’s Club of Mona.

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Photos: @nkrcjamaica

The National Council for Senior Citizens signed up eligible persons for Senior Citizen IDs as well.

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

Canned food was donated to the Shelter and Clothing and Care Packages including Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap etc. were distributed to the members of the Homeless Community of Downtown, Kingston.

Kudos to the New Kingston Rotaract Club for hosting a day that surely should have made an impact on the lives of many Homeless persons. Of course they couldn’t have done it all on their own. Many Organizations joined efforts for the cause.

Kudos to their Partners: Kingston Central Police Division, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Lion’s Club of Mona, Kumeas Hair Perspective, National Council for Senior Citizens, Calabar Interact Club, St. George’s Interact Club.

Thanks and Praises to their Sponsors: National Health Fund, Optimum Trading Ltd, Food for the Poor, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Hospital Supplies, Tanya’s Body Care, Kirk Distributors, Rotary Club of New Kingston, Federated Pharmaceuticals, Dental and Medical Supplies Ltd.

Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

One Jamaica. One Love.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Support this Clothes and Canned Food Drive for the Homeless

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As we have gotten our start to the New Year, we may start to wonder how we are going to restock our fridges after all the Christmas leftovers have finished and it isn’t even the end of January yet. So imagine the Homeless after the most generous time of 2017 is over. They may have run out of food supplies too.

When shopping or if you have any extra in the cupboard, please pick up a few Canned Food items and support the New Kingston Rotaract Club’s Canned Food drive that lasts until this Thursday, January 11. If you happened to skip cleaning out the closets at the end of 2017, they are having a Clothes Drive as well. Note that Monetary Contributions are accepted too and the New Kingston Rotaract Club is based in New Kingston, Jamaica.

Donated items will help to feed and clothe the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Shelter in Downtown, Kingston. The shelter is run by The Poor Relief Department and feeds and clothes a bit over 100 homeless persons each night.

Please email newkingstonrotaract@gmail.com,text or call 876-387-2827 or 876-357-0308 to find out where you can drop off your donations. 

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30 see how you can join them!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Participate in Rotaract Club of Negril’s 5k Run/Walk this Saturday!

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The Rotaract Club of Negril will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk this Saturday at 7am, starting from Negril Playfield.

Part Proceeds will go towards Community Projects in Negril.

***Registration cost is $500JMD***

For more Information:

Contact Zoy Davis @ 876 – 846 – 3010

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for Our Island Neighbours

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Information to Send Monetary Donations to the Recovery Fund. ***Note that there is now a direct link to Paypal on the website

The Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has opened a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund for the Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma.

Rotary is a non-profit organization and District 7020 consists of different territories in the Caribbean such as St. Martin, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. All territories are like a family to each other and for many years have worked together to help improve communities and assist less fortunate persons globally.

As a past Rotaractor, I am happy that my friends are alive and safe but I am truly saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused to their homes and the Islands in general.

Within the District it seems that St. Martin, St. Maarten, BVI, USVI and the Turks and Caicos Islands have been struck the worse.

Six schools have been totalled in the BVI, so the Ministry of Education and Culture is considering to reopen under a shift system.

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Destroyed Schools in the BVI

Many roofs have been taken off of the homes and buildings in St. Maarten, St. Martin, BVI and USVI.

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Properties Destroyed by Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten, BVI and USVI

The Islanders are trying to be positive and have been working hard to help their Islands rebuild. Digicel Jamaica and other Organizations have sent supplies of water and more to the Islands to give persons in communities and some supermarkets were just able to reopen.

Monetary aid is needed most at the moment though, for persons to have a roof over their head and more.

Please assist our Caribbean neighbours as much as you can in their time of need and help them to rebuild. One Love.

Please click on the link below or you can see the information how you can send funds above (N.B. There is now a direct link to Paypal on the website to make things easier):

http://7020.org/50041/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=hurricane-irma-recovery-fund

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How You Can Help Our Island Neighbours!

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The Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has met to coordinate relief efforts to help their friends affected by Hurricane Irma.

Rotary is a non-profit organization and District 7020 consists of different territories in the Caribbean such as St. Martin, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, Jamaica, USVI, BVI, Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. All territories are like a family to each other and for many years have worked together to help communities and less fortunate persons globally.

As a past Rotaractor, I am happy that my friends are alive and safe but I am truly saddened by the devastation that Hurricane Irma has caused to their homes and the Islands in general.

Within the District it seems that St. Martin, St. Maarten, BVI and USVI have been struck the worse.

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Scenes of devastation in St. Martin, St. Maarten and the BVI

I am sure the Rotary District 7020 Disaster Team has assessed the priority of help needed and will donate contributions respectively.

Please assist our Caribbean neighbours as much as you can in their time of need and help them to rebuild. One Love.

Please click on the link below or you can see the information how you can help here:

http://7020.org/50041/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=hurricane-irma-recovery-fund

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UTECH Rotaract President Helps to Feed the Homeless of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Photo: @utechrotaract

A little over a week ago, President Kashane of the Rotaract Club of UTECH worked wih the Chicora Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina to feed 125 homeless men in the Myrtle Beach area.

They conducted this operation of selfless service at the New Directions Men’s Shelter.

Rotaract Club of UTECH, Jamaica

Instagram: @utrchrotaract

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman’s Ready, Set, Snack Collection Day

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Members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman outside of Cost-u-Less two Saturdays ago collecting Snacks. Instagram Photo: @rotaractcgc

Rotaract is a non-profit organization and is the youth arm of Rotary.

Members of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman have spent a few Saturdays just outside the doors of Supermarkets to raise a supply of Snacks to help curb student hunger.

Two Saturdays ago, they raised a massive supply at Cost-u-Less.

They have 1 more Collection Day to go on Saturday, August 26th at Hurley’s.

Help the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman to feed our future.

Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman

Email: rotaractky@gmail.com

Website: http://www.rotaractky.org

Instagram: @rotaractcgc

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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