By Gary Lloyd
The Rotary Club of Trussville has initiated a project to establish a Rotary Community Corps with a primary goal aimed at disaster operations
The proposed mission of the Trussville Rotary Community Corps would be to develop a group of citizens trained in emergency and disaster operations who would in turn be able to:
- Provide instruction to the citizens of Trussville and other interested parties on the various aspects of emergency preparedness and response
- Respond and assist the city of Trussville in emergency and/or disaster operations
With the guidance and support of their sponsor Rotary clubs, a Rotary Community Corps plans and implements projects that address issues affecting its communities such as health, literacy, safety, employment and the environment. It may also help support Rotary club service efforts. There are currently more than 7,000 Community Corps in more than 80 countries.
The goals of the Rotary Community Corps programs are to:
- Develop partnerships between Rotarians and non-Rotarians in a joint effort to enhance their community
- Support community members who proactively address community needs, recognizing their ability to identify the most pressing concerns and suitable methods of implementation
- Promote sustainable solutions to community needs by engaging a broader segment of the community in developing and implementing focused service projects
These groups empower community members to initiate and implement their own service projects and facilitate collaboration between Rotarians and non-Rotarians in their community development endeavors.
For information, contact John Griscom at 205-655-9808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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