The Mercer Island Rotary Club has made two donations to assist coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts in the city, according to a recent release from the organization.
According to the release, the club contributed $11,000 to help kick off the “WeLoveMI.org” campaign in support of the Mercer Island Community Fund and the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation (MIYFS).
It also donated $15,000 to the WeLoveMI.org Day fundraiser, according to the release.
The WeLoveMI.org campaign involved creating an online resource compiling nonprofit organizations and businesses needing donations on the Island, along with donation links.
WeLoveMI.org Day, which took place on May 22, encouraged city residents to give $22 to a cause of their choice.
Beforehand, the city of Mercer Island had announced budget cuts and loss of revenue, which resulted in a MIYFS workforce reduction and transfers to the city’s Emergency Response Team.
“Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action together to create positive and lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in each one of ourselves,” said the club’s co-president, Becca Palm, in a press release. “We are proud to be able to be able to contribute to the local need through the WeLoveMI COVID-19 relief campaign and to support the Mercer Island community during these very difficult times.”
The Rotary Club of Mercer Island has some 120 community leaders and service-oriented members who work to be engaged with the community.
For more information about the Mercer Island Rotary Club, go to its website.