The Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak has shipped water purification supplies and emergency funds to Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Partnering with a local corporation, the club shipped 3,000 water purification tablet packages via FedEx to Haiti on Oct. 18. The supplies will clean 3,000 liters of water and were sent to an area battling a cholera outbreak. Instructions translated into French and Creole were included to help Haitians best use the tablets.
The club also passed a bucket during its Oct. 11 meeting, raising just over $600 to provide as emergency funds. The money was combined with funds raised by The Rotary Club of Centreville and sent to Haiti. The two clubs have been involved in a joint effort to build a school in Chantal, Haiti.
“Our Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak members never hesitate in times of need. This type of generosity, truly putting service above self, is what Rotary is all about,” Club President Joe Davis said.
The 60-member Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak meets Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Tuscarora Mill Restaurant in Leesburg and welcomes visitors.