Northern Neck Rotary Charitible Trust treasurer Ken Knull announced distrubution of $14,400 to local charitiies serving Lancaster and Northumberland Counties from the proceeds of the 2010 CAPINNÉ Charity Dinner and Auction. In addition, Knull said that $1,400 received was earmarked for the Northern Neck Rotary Scholarship program. (Three scholarships totaling $2,400 will be available from the Scholarship endowment.) With a matching grant from Rotary District 7610, an additional $1,150 will be given to the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic for a Diabetis treatment and prevention program. This combination results in a total of just over $19,000 will benefit local beneficaries through the CAPINNÉ effort.
Organizations receiving distributions from the trust are Hospice Support Services of the Northern Neck; Rappahannock General Hospital, Cancer Indigent Patient Fund; Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council; Northern Neck Free Health Clinic; The Haven Shelter & Services; Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); Lancaster/Northmberland Habitat for Humanity; Three Rivers Healthy Families; Alzheimer's Assiciation Middle Penninsula/Northern Neck; The Boy's & Girl's Club of the Northern Neck; Bay Aging, Meals on Wheels & Med Carry; and the Northern Neck Food Bank.
The distribution is the culmination of a year of planning and execution by the Northern Neck Rotary Club in partnership with some of the benefiting charities, local merchants and individuals and our faithful attendees to raise funds in support of local charities and programs, said Chair, Richard Slember. Over the past 20 years more than $500,000 has been distributed. The need is particularly accute this year as the need is greater and fund raising has suffered due to the poor economy according to Knull.
Ruth Micklem, with The Haven Shelter, was visiting with the Club as the announcement of the distribution was made and was first to receive a distribution. Micklem thanked the club for its continued support and outlined how The Haven served the community. The Haven provices shelter, advocacy, crisis intervention services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the area. It has an extensive education and support program aimed at preventing assaults and providing shelter when needed to remove the victim from the dangerous situation. More information may be obtained from The Haven's website email@example.com or ba calling 804-333-5370 or toll free 800-22HAVEN (224-2836).
The Northern Neck Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at Lee's Restaurant on Main Street at 7:30 AM for breakfast and program. Individuals wishing to join or obtain information may call President Davis Smith at 758-3091 or 438-4094.