“Phenomenal” was the word Epworth United Methodist Church officials used to describe a recent Lewes-Rehoboth Beach Rotary Club response to their request for food pantry supplies.
Rotary Club Communications Director David Moskowitz spearheaded the effort. “I happened to spot a Facebook plea for community help due to running low on food and seeing eight times the volume of food requests during the pandemic,” he said.
Rotary Club President Chuck Ward said members quickly responded, with help from neighbors in the Breakwater community in Lewes. “Epworth tells us the donation totaled 1,280.8 pounds of food, part of a record-breaking daily contribution,” said Ward.
Since 1929, the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach Rotary Club has quietly and significantly been making the community a better place to live, work, go to school and raise a family. Through various fundraising activities, it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities over the years. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the club has supported the Harry K foundation financially, delivered food supplies to local churches in Lewes, supplied Beebe Healthcare with NK-95 and cloth face masks, and organized Flags For Heroes to honor frontline workers and personnel.
In partnership with the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club, Lewes-Rehoboth Beach Rotary provided more than 550 garments to Clothing our Kids, making use of a Rotary District Grant in the process.
For more information on membership, contact Chuck Ward, president, at 302-430-6370 or Jim Hellier, membership chair, at 410-271-1360.