North County Rotary Club makes first contribution from its community grant program
For the first time, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks has made a contribution from its Community Grants Program.
On Friday, the club announced it approved a $1,000 grant to ShelterBox USA for the purchase of a ShelterBox. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and tools for displaced families.
“It’s exciting to announce that we have the opportunity to share some of the money we’ve raised through Dancing with the Local Stars with a great organization like ShelterBox, which truly does make a difference,” said Club President Kelley Campbell. “Whether it’s giving shelter to refugees who are stranded due to political conflict or those who’ve lost everything in a natural disaster, ShelterBox is there to provide for those in need.”
Mike Robinson, a member of the Lewis River Rotary Club, is a ShelterBox volunteer locally, who submitted the grant application to the Rotary Club of Three Creeks.
“Natural disasters and conflicts don’t take holidays and ShelterBox doesn’t either,” Robinson said. “It’s the most vulnerable who need the basic necessity of shelter, no matter where they are, and we are here to help. We are grateful for this grant, which will provide another box to a family in need of shelter and tools to navigate a crisis in their lives.”
Three Creeks’ Community Grants Program is an opportunity for 501(c)3 nonprofits across Clark County to apply for small grants, funded by the club’s annual Dancing with the Local Stars 2.0 fundraiser. The program requires applications, which are considered by the club’s charitable giving committee and ultimately approved by the club’s board of directors. More information about the program can be found at www.rotaryofthreecreeks.com/charitable-giving.html.
Through its major giving, the Three Creeks club partnered with the North County Community Food Bank to provide a $10,000 grant. This year, Three Creeks provided another $7,000 NCCFB, but also gave $7,000 a piece to Clark County Food Bank and FISH of Vancouver. The priority, due to COVID-19’s impact on the economy, was to provide assistance in secure access to food for families across Clark County.