As you know Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. As a Rotary International Large Club (membership over 250), the Rotary Club of Columbus is part of a small group of clubs in the United States who gather together to share our ideas and fellowship at the Large Club Conference each year.  Additionally, the Executive Directors of these clubs meet and communicate with each other throughout the year. We have been in contact with the large clubs hit the hardest: Beaumont, Corpus Christi, and Houston. Each of these clubs has a local club foundation and will be planning multiple projects to help those in need. If you are considering a contribution to provide relief to those in the area, see below for the addresses for these local club foundations. Be sure to indicate you’re a representative of the Rotary Club of Columbus on the memo line. Please keep the Texas Rotary members, their friends, and families in your thoughts and prayers.

Beaumont Rotary Foundation
Attn: Jacque Chapman 
2355 IH 10 South – Suite 213 
Beaumont, TX 77705

Coastal Bank Community Fund
Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
Attn: Lysa Chapman 
921 N. Chaparral – Suite 210
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Rotary Club of Houston Foundation
Attn: Deanna Belford
P.O. Box 22027
Houston, TX 77227

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