Rotarians are People of Action. Throughout the world in disaster recovery situations, our compassion and commitment to service are a significant part of relief efforts. Right here, right now, your help is needed here in our own zones.
Hurricane Ida has devastated communities in our Districts 6200, 6840 and 6820. Governors Bob Vaughn (6840) and Mark Lee (6200) have assembled recovery teams to identify needs and coordinate response across all affected areas in Zone 31.
Neighboring District 6190, through Governor Karen Johnson, has transported water for distribution in Louisiana. A group of Rotary members from Fairhope, AL, will prepare meals over 600 meals for three days. 
In many areas, there are no shelters, no electricity, very limited resources for food, gasoline and supplies, and scarce medical services. Communities such as Golden Meadow, La Place and Galliano are broken and families are left with nothing. Our own Rotary leaders in the area have been affected. Now more than ever is the time for us to live our hashtag, #Rotary Responds.
Here’s how you can help.
  • Please make a donation, and encourage your club, club members and district to make a donation.
  • Donations can be sent to the District 6840 Foundation via the following link: Donations are tax-deductible and  will be used to help affected regions in each district.
  • Your donation will help to fund supplies such as: tarps generators, gas and gas cans, roofing nails, bottled water chain saws, meals, pet food, baby formula, diapers, cleaning supplies and charging stations. Donations are desperately needed to fund these items.
If you have a network to suppliers who are willing to donate large quantities of these items, or are considering sending a team of recovery volunteers, please contact Governor Mark at and Governor Bob at Bob Vaughn at
Please help those who have lost so much by responding with a donation. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and on behalf the people of Louisiana and Mississippi, thank you for your compassion.