Rotary Clubs in St. Maarten were asked to engage in a hunger project to “Make a Difference” on or around Valentine’s Day in their communities.
This was first and foremost an effort to put food on an empty plate, to fill an empty stomach, to bring a ray of hope to the hungry. It was a chance for Rotarians to show thousands of communities throughout the districts what Rotarians can do when they focus on “Making a Difference.” Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle donated its fines collected in a three-week period to the project. The Club decided to help the Community Outreach Mentorship and Empowerment International Center (COME). After the passing of Hurricane Irma, COME embarked on a project to provide breakfast and lunch for persons in the community who are in need of a hot meal on a daily basis. It currently feeds approximately 75 persons daily. COME provided the Club with its required shopping list which the Club purchased and delivered to the centre. Some 67,500 Rotarians in as many as 1,600 clubs collectively made a difference for thousands of families in hundreds of communities with the project “Rotary Has Heart.” In photo: Back row: Secretary Denise, Rotarian Aernout, Front; Rotarians David and Tony and centre Director Donna Morrison-Wilson with the chefs.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73929-heartfelt-help