Rotary Club of Avalon receives grant to assist community needs

Local residents with a medical/surgical necessity on the mainland can apply for assistance by completing an application with the social services department at Catalina Island Medical Center. Courtesy photo

The Rotary Club of Avalon announced that they have received a matching grant through Rotary District 5320 in the amount of $5,200.

This grant was once again requested to assist low-income community members with the cost of boat transportation for medical or surgical services that are not available on the island. The Rotary Club of Avalon provides $2,600 and that amount is matched by Rotary District 5320, which covers Orange and Southern Los Angeles County.

Members of the Avalon Rotary club have generously donated to the Rotary Foundation making them eligible for grant application. For the past several years, this grant has provided gift cards for round trip boat fare to many appreciative community members.

Local residents with a medical/surgical necessity on the mainland can apply for assistance by completing an application with the social services department at Catalina Island Medical Center.

The screening process for financial eligibility is done by the social services and business office departments at Catalina Island Medical Center. For additional information please contact Jenea Dominguez or Cristina Grain at the Medical Center at 310-510-0700.

Avalon Rotary actively contributes to the betterment of our Island community by donating to local community charities. Avalon Rotary raises money through its fundraisers to contribute to local residents for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, offer local Avalon High School students’ scholarships, and support projects at the Catalina Island Museum, the Avalon Schools, the Avalon Veterinary Clinic, Meals On Wheels, and the Catalina Island Medical Center. In addition, Avalon Rotary Club supports international aid to Mexico and Guatemala, and supports Rotary International’s End Polio Now Campaign.

Avalon Rotary is a vibrant group of community leaders and business people united in their belief that working together, they can make the world a better place. We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn, to enjoy fellowship, extraordinary food, informative guest speakers and plan our community and international service projects.

Visiting Rotarians are always welcome. For more information visit the Avalon Rotary Facebook page. Rotary is the world’s premier international humanitarian service organization with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. All share a mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Rotary Club of Avalon receives grant to assist community needs