Rotary Partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities. Under the one-year partnership signed today by Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and Vice President of IAPB Victoria Sheffield, Rotary clubs can partner with IAPB member agencies to provide access to continuous eye care and blindness prevention services such as eye exams, cataract screenings and treatment, and diabetic eye examinations and follow-up services. “IAPB champions the belief that in the 21st centur

Habitat for Humanity and Rotary Announce Affordable Housing Partnership

More than 1 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Through a partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity, more will have access to safe and affordable housing across the globe. The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organizations, enabling Habitat to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions. “Habitat’s aim to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope aligns perfectly with Rotary’s commitment to make positive, lasting change in communities around the world,” said

The Ten Worse Things to Donate in an Emergency (By Dave Roos)

Hurricane Harvey has proven to be an unprecedented disaster in the United States while monsoons have caused extensive flooding in South Asia. Dave Roos (How Stuff Works) encourages us in his article below to help but to be smart about how we do so. Unless you live in the affected area, cash is the best way to support a disaster response. Below are ten things you should never donate. Your favorite TV show is interrupted for a breaking news story. A massive tsunami has washed ashore in Hawaii, leaving a path of destruction and death in its wake. An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and hundreds of thousands are missing. Or maybe a powerful hurricane has plowed through the Caribbean or

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