TC Palm Spotlights Rotarians’ Involvement

Good news in Fort Pierce! Local Rotarians have jumped in to aid United Against Poverty’s fall campaign to combat poverty in St. Lucie County. Longtime Rotary member Bruce Abernethy announced the club’s decision to take a leadership role by forming the annual “Rotary UP Club,” which will collectively pool donated gifts from its 55 members to make a presentation at the Hand UP luncheon being held at the Pelican Yacht Club on Nov 3. Rotary Club President Linda Sampson and members Rod Kennedy and Bob Calhoun are spearheading the effort to support United Against Poverty’s programs that restore hope and dignity to those in poverty. Crisis care, case management, food and household subsidies, life skills training, employment training and placement, and referrals to other social service providers all serve to assist UP members in their quest for economic self-sufficiency. As programs unfold, it is likely Rotarians will provide internships and serve as mentors to program participants. Reservations are still being taken for the “Hand UP” fundraising luncheon. For more information contact Bonnie Flint, 772.763.4420 or bonnie@unitedagainstpoverty.org.