Rotary District 5790 raised more than $160,000 in only 10 days for COVID-19 relief efforts in North Central Texas.
"Hoping to raise a modest $25,000 to restock local food pantries and provide medical supplies to local hospitals, local Rotarians and a global partner in Australia put out the call to club members and friends, and raised a shocking $161,000 in 10 days," said Peter Scott of Rotary District 5790.
"Texas Health Resources Hospitals received $63,679 on Friday to purchase needed supplies. Funds will be used to purchase personal protective equipment, testing kits, thermometers, hazmat suits, and other consumable medial goods," said Scott.
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Soon, the Tarrant Area Food Bank will receive nearly $58,000 to help replenish much-needed food staples. All agencies have had at least a 50% increase in demand for food since the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Other Hospitals and food pantries West of the Metroplex will receive funding as well," Scott said.