DC Club Partners with Bethesda Metro Club for Global Gant Emergency Funding for DC

Monday, April 13, 2020 By: Nancy Riker
Rotary Club of Washington DC partnered with the Bethesda Metro Rotary Club to support a $53,750 COVID-19 Global Grant project to assist our local community. This project provides Personal Protective Equipment, decontamination equipment and protecting medical DC Metro Area First Responders and families in poverty.

The Rotary Club of Washington DC's Foundation Board approved $5000 in uncommitted funds which will generate up to $17,500 from our Club to benefit our community through the RI Global Grant System while working with another Club in our District.
COVID-19 emergency response to provide medical equipment/PPE to local frontline medical personnel and to support nonprofits who need PPE and other aid to support vulnerable community members. Key groups are especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. This grant will assist in protecting medical First Responders and families in poverty. This Global Grant 2011355. COVID 19 emergency response to provide medical equipment/PPE to local frontline medical personnel and to support nonprofits who need PPE and other aid to support vulnerable community members. In partnership with Bethesda Rescues squad we plan to fund equipment that will sanitize their ambulances, equipment, building and all front line workers. PPE is also a key component. When the squad answers a 911 call they don't know what to expect so the assumption must be that the patient is infected. These funds will increase safely of medical personnel covering about 300,000 Montgomery County and NW DC residents. They will share the equipment with at least 10 units with ambulances and other equipment. This includes the NIH station and Walter Reed. Mobile Med's mission at this time is to keep ill patients out of the hospital system during the emergency. The funds will be used to enhance their diagnostic capabilities and PPE to protect their medical staff. So What Else is a child and family focused non-profit serving Montgomery County and parts of DC and Baltimore. During the crisis they will distribute food and other household items to people in poverty. The funds will buy food and PPE to protect their staff and volunteers.