The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our club is diverse, made up of business, civic and community leaders, including past Mayors, CEO's, upper management and business owners that share a common vision to make a true difference in our community and in the world. Each of us comes together to share our leadership, influence and resources to positively change our community and shape humanity.
In the words of Marie Curie, "Each of us must work for their own improvement and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we can be the most useful." The question I pose to you is, who can you be most useful for?
I am so proud to say that we have touched almost all aspects of our community and have great plans to reach many more in the coming years.
Our community focus this year will be on family and children's health. We will be dedicating our efforts to projects that provide resources and access to health education, individual wellbeing and the prevention of obesity and diabetes in our community. We need to have healthy families to create great communities.
I hope that these words have inspired you to take another step forward and to bring your talents and gifts to help others. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our Rotary Club and to volunteer on our upcoming 5K run to tackle obesity. You too can make a difference.