International / Global Service

International Relief Efforts:

Shelter Box — Providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around
the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

Polio Plus   —   Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children
in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a
matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but
completely vaccine-preventable.  Fewer than 40 children were paralysed by polio in 2016, the lowest
number in history. This is a dramatic decrease from the estimated 350,000 cases per year in 125
countries that the world saw in 1985 – the year that Rotary International initiated a worldwide effort to
eradicate this terrible disease.

Gift of Life —  to provide life-saving and life-altering surgeries to as many of the worlds' needy
children with congenital heart defects. The program also collects, assembles, and ships critically
needed medical supplies to underdeveloped countries.

Haiti Water Filtration Project

The Rotary Foundation