Help Texas Rotary Clubs Help Texas

Updated (9/1/2017) – From Rotary International – Texas Rotary Districts

Original Post (8/28/2017) – Our District Governor forwarded the below information. The District may find a bulk way to help, but if you want to do something now.

Rotary Governors, as you have heard in the news Hurricane Harvey has dealt a heavy blow to the Southern part of Texas the extent of which we have yet to learn – things like flooded homes, schools like Rockport and Aransas Pass being partially destroyed, businesses wiped out, etc. As your Zone 21b & 27 Disaster Chairman I have gathered from the four main Rotary districts affected by the Hurricane information on where to send any monetary aid you can gather up from your clubs and fellow Rotarians or friends to help those in need. I am also including the four names of the District Governors affected that will be getting requests from their areas’ clubs for help. This way our fellow Rotarians will make sure the money is spent in the best way possible in their area. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or one or more of the four District Governors. Please get the information sent to your districts clubs by Monday so the information can be given out to club members starting Monday.

Rotary District 5930 is partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund – a 501 (c) 3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund. Please make checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund (Fed tax # 27-3855943) and mail to Rotary D 5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 W. Nolana, McAllen, TX 78504.  Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Betty Ramirez-Lara, cell 956-683-5706, , P O Box 3882, McAllen, TX 78502

Rotary District 5910 has a Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation and funds can be sent to: Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX 77706. Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Rhonda Herrington, cell 903-724-8515,, 616 S Sycamore, Palestine, TX 75801.

Rotary District 5890 has a District 5890 Charities, Inc. and funds can be sent to: District 5890 Charities, Inc, c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505 Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Bill Palko, cell 713-582-7235, home 713-450-2623,, 202 Blue Castle Lane, Houston, TX 77015.

Rotary District 5840 has a District 5840 Foundation (a Disaster Fund) and funds can be sent to: District 5840 Foundation, Attn: Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer, P O Box 13, Boerne, TX 78006. Questions and requests for help can be sent to DG Carol Holmes, cell 281-923-6111, H 325-265-4495, .

A receipt for the donations over $250.00 should be sent to the donors for tax purposes and if requested for any amount.

Thanks for your help,
A Hugh Summers
PDG D 5910, 2003-04
Zone 21b & 27 & D 5910 Disaster Chairman
D 5910 Youth Exchange Asst. Treas.
RC of Palestine Recruitment & Orientation Chair & Dir.
P O Box 1399, 111 W Spring St.
Palestine, TX 75802-1399
C 903-724-5800, B & Fax 903-729-2128, H 903-729-5374