Jean Kling, President of the Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council accepts a check from Club President and Foundation Treasurer, Ken Knull as a part of the CAPINNÉ program.
Ken Knull, President of the Northern Neck Rotary Club and Treasurer of the Northern Neck Rotary Charitable Trust announced that distributions totaling just over $10,000 were made to charities in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties. The contributions were made possible by the club's annual CAPINNÉ event held in July.
Jean Kling, President of the Lancaster/Northumberland Service Council, visited the Northern Neck Rotary Club at its meeting on December 14 as a representative of all charities receiving funds. Kling told the club that the Interfaith Council was in desperate need of funds as are many other charities in the area. The anticipated need greatly exceeds funds available said Kling. Those of us that experienced economicdifficulty, Kling conitinued, must realize that the economy crashed for those who were already less fortunate. The unemployment reversal has not reached our area as yet.
Interfaith, like most charitable organizations in the area, is operated almost entirely with volunteer labor. The Northern Neck Rotary Trust makes donations to organizations who provide services directly to those in need.
Orgainzations receiving funds this year in addition to Interfaith are: Hospice Support Services, Rappahannock General Hospital Cancer Center Indigent Patient Support Fund, Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, The Haven Shelter and Services, Northern Neck CASA, Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, Three Rivers Healthy Families, Alzheimers Association, Boys' & Girls' Club of the Northern Neck, Bay Aging (Meals on Wheels and MedCary), and the Northern Neck Food Bank. All funds are used by these organizations in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties. Funds were also placed in the Rotary Scholarship endowment to provide scholarships for post high school education for graduates of Lancaster and Northumberland High Schools.
In addition to the CAPINNÉ event the Northern Neck Rotary just completed a very successful Christmas tree sale in which all trees were sold in just over two weeks. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Rotary International projects.