Rotary District 7490 represents the 56 Rotary Clubs of Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson Counties, all of whom have stepped up to help in Sandy relief efforts. A warehouse on Route 17 in Paramus (made available by a Rotarian) is the collection point for all the generous donations coming in.
Members of the Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club have been participating with donations oftime and effort.
After helping to organize the mountains of donations, Rotary District 7490 Governor Bonnie Sirowersaid, “The response is strong, but more help will be needed in the days ahead. It is estimated that there are as many as 300,000 homes that will need to be rebuilt in the tri-State, and our fellow New Jersey-ans are depending on us. Please keep visiting www.nynjrotary.org and click on the Disaster Aid tab for updates.”
Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Local clubs like the Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club also actively work with a wide range of local charities. The Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club has been supporting educational and charitable needs in Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River and Upper Saddle River since 1952.
The club's local chapter holds its weekly meetings on Mondays at 12:15pm at Houlihan’s in Ramsey. For more information visit www.bergenhighlandsrotary.org.
The above was submitted by the Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Club.