On Friday, June 5, 79 Rotarians from all over District 5340 participated in the Virtual COVID Grant Celebration, showcasing the many good projects that were conducted by clubs utilizing a one-time matching grant opportunity provided by the District in response to community needs relative to the COVID-19 outbreak.  PDG Janice Kurth reported that the majority of the grant requests centered around four common themes - food and basic needs, personal protective equipment (PPE), education and small business assistance.  The top two themes - food and basic needs and PPE raised $44,941 and $11,050 respectively.  The total amount of funding for all grant projects was $58,891.
In addition, PDG Kurth relayed that there were several projects undertaken that were independent of the COVID grant program and combining their efforts with the grant projects, it is estimated that $100,000 was used to support COVID relief.
Representatives from participating clubs were provided an opportunity to talk about their projects; all were very impressive.
Clubs are reminded that reports and receipts need to be upload in order for projects to be closed.