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Club President Scott Browne and club member Bob Long present a check for $2,073 to Rotary District 5190 Governor Doug McDonald.

September 27, 2017 – The Rotary Club of Grass Valley announced that it raised $2,073 to help with hurricane relief in Texas. The Rotary Club of Grass Valley passed the hat at their last two meetings asking club members to help the McAllen North Rotary Club in Texas to support their efforts on the ground in Texas to help hurricane victims. “I’m so proud of our club members for stepping up to the plate to support fellow Rotarians in Texas and their efforts to help those that have suffered,” said club president Scott Browne.

The McAllen North Rotary Club has partnered with the nonprofit Meals for Hope to package 200,000 meals for Hurricane Harvey relief. Five hundred volunteers gathered to organize the meals.

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather. “The power of Rotary is in the Foundation’s ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

The Rotary Club of Grass Valley meets at the Holbrooke Hotel at 12:15 every Monday.  The Rotary Club of Grass Valley was chartered in 1925 with 25 members. Since the first meeting on January 13, 1925 at the Bret Harte Inn in Grass Valley, the club has continuously served the Grass Valley community and Rotary International as an effective and highly successful force for accomplishing the Rotary Ideal of Service.  For more information please visit www.gvrotary.org.