WeLoveMI.org advertisement. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

WeLoveMI.org advertisement. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Mercer Island Rotary Club shares update on COVID-19 relief contributions

The club announced large donations to the WeLoveMI.org campaign and the WeLoveMI.org Day fundraiser.

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.

In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@mi-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.mi-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.


More in Life

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Larry Lark, contributor How do you top the 2021 Dodge Durango… Continue reading

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
Car review: 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want something truly special, get in… Continue reading

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
Car review: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Subaru has made a few tweaks to improve… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Custom… Continue reading

2021 Lexus NX 300h
Car review: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus NX 300h luxury sports utility… Continue reading

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country
Car review: 2021 Chevy Tahoe 4WD High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for short, in the… Continue reading

Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo
Car review: Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle

By Larry Lark, contributor Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle continues… Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL
Car review: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor Compact sedans are not in vogue now, but… Continue reading

2020 Honda Insight. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2020 Honda Insight

By Larry Lark, contributor Honda’s Civic and Accord have been bestsellers for… Continue reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor With each passing year Toyota continues to refine… Continue reading

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor Toyota’s venerable Corolla received a bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation… Continue reading

2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

By Larry Lark, contributor Volkswagen’s full-size Atlas SUV received a bold refresh… Continue reading