Many of you have asked how you can help the people of Puerto Rico (PR) in their time of great need. D7610 Disaster Relief Chair Don Wellen and E-Club Member Gene Gains have organized a Solar Lighting/Cell Phone Charger Project, in coordination with District 7000 in PR. District 7610 will purchase 300 Solar Chargers and ship them via 2-Day Air to San Juan where the District 7000 Clubs will distribute them to key areas without power. Rotarians and District Clubs can contribute to this project by sending a check to the District 7610 Foundation, c/o Disaster Relief Chair Don Wellen, 6512 River Tweed Lane, Alexandria, VA 22312. Any funds received in excess of the $9,000.00 budget will be sent directly to a Fund recently established by District 7000 to help those in need, as designated by the local clubs and District 7610.

This Project will directly impact the lives of the people of PR and enable them to communicate with loved ones on a regular basis. In addition, they will also have access to a powerful light source which will lift them out of some of the darkness they have been living with for quite some time. This is truly a “Feel-Good Project”.