We are People of Action, Would you like to be?


I am excited to invite you to participate in a COVID-19 #RotaryResponds one-hour Telethon to raise critical funds for disaster response. This Facebook Live event will be simulcast on the Rotary Facebook page. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars.

Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the frontlines to battle COVID-19.  And while we await approval of District 5630’s COVID Disaster Aid Grant application, millions of more dollars have been raised by Rotary’s #PeopleofAction.  They have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.

On Saturday, May 2, you can join the “LIVE STREAMING” event to hear stories of hope, inspiration, and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends of Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. The telethon will also showcase how our polio eradication infrastructure is helping to combat COVID-19.


  1. Participate in the telethon on Facebook Live on 2 May at Rotary International’s Facebook Page (facebook.com/rotary). The live stream will be simulcast in eight languages.
  2. Share this event & spread the word through your social media channels.
  3. Invite friends, family, and members of your community to watch and see first-hand what Rotary’s People of Action are doing to combat COVID-19.
  4. Post on social media during the broadcast and on the day of the event using the hashtag #RotaryResponds.
  5. Donate as an individual or as a club at http://on.rotary.org/drf
  6. Encourage your Rotary District to donate District Designated Funds (DDF) at https://on.rotary.org/ddf-donate. (Note: DDF received between April 22nd and May 3rd will be considered part of the telethon fundraising total.)

Thank you for all of your assistance in creating awareness about this opportunity to do more Good in the World