Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What We Learned At This Week's Meeting

Today we heard from Rev. James Dinkel who is pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mt. Carmel and the chairman of the Ohio Valley Long Term Recovery Committee or LTRC (formerly the Unmet Needs Committee). James has been part of the committee for the last 15 years. They help with recovery efforts after disasters. The LTRC is a 501c3 organization whose mission is “To assist the people of the Ohio River Valley to recover from and restore their lives after any disaster in a timely manner”. They are leading the relief efforts after the recent tornadoes in Moscow, OH.

Services provided by the LTRC:
-Spiritual Care
-Donation Management
-Volunteer Management
-Case Management

James shared a basic formula for a typical relief effort:
-7 days to get a full response
-70 cleanup period and paperwork
-700 full period to recover physically and emotionally

In the past few months, our Batavia Rotary Club was offered a matching grant to help with the relief efforts after the tornado in Moscow, OH. To date, we have collected $10,000 and have pledges for additional money along with an in kind gift from Mattress Firm. The plan is to donate full bed sets to the citizens of Moscow, OH through the LTRC.

There will be no meetings for the next 2 weeks. Next week is our Jim Bushman Memorial Golf Outing and the following week is our Pass the Gavel Dinner.