As part of Tidewater Rotary’s 10-Year celebration, the Easton-based club has announced SUPPLIES FOR SERVICE – a supply drive event benefiting the Neighborhood Service Center.
Tidewater Rotary will be collecting household supply donations with the help of Talbot businesses and community volunteers. The donations will be distributed to those in need by the Neighborhood Service Center.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Neighborhood Service Center has seen the demand for their resources dramatically increase. While food donations have been steady, often forgotten are the needs for basic household items. Tidewater Rotary has stepped in to help meet those needs and is asking for donations of paper towels, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.
“We are so appreciative of Tidewater Rotary’s support of our mission,” Neighborhood Service Center Executive Director Marilyn Neal said. “These donations from our community and businesses will make a tremendous difference in the lives of some of Talbot County’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Photo: Tidewater Rotary club members Bill Crabson, John Horner, Greg Beane, and Chuck Lennon with Easton Club and District Governor Elect Hugh Dawkins assemble the Supplies for Service drop boxes for distribution to Talbot businesses and organizations.
The Neighborhood Service Center’s “Mobile Food Pantry” serves homebound seniors, disabled individuals, and those living in remote areas of Talbot County without transportations. There are over 120 households currently benefiting from this outreach.
Tidewater Rotary’s Supplies for Service drive will collect donations April 19 -23 to be distributed on the mobile unit’s route. Supplies will include cleaning sprays, personal hygiene, paper products, storage containers, cleaning tools, and other household goods and items.
“When we began to think about how best to recognize our 10 year anniversary, we kept coming back to the Rotary motto of service above self,” Tidewater Rotary Club President Lee Newcomb said. “The Supplies for Service drive for the Neighborhood Service Center, is the perfect way for us to continue to live our motto and support the community in which we live and work.”
Businesses and organizations interested in participating can visit www.tidewatereastonrotary.org to sign up. Community drop-off locations, list of supplies needed, and more details for individuals interested in helping can also be found on the website.
“With community support, the Tidewater Rotary Club will continue to invest in this community through events, programs, and service for years to come,” Lee said.
Tidewater Rotary is composed of professional men and women committed to the Rotary Motto: Service Above Self. The club’s mission is to provide business, professional, and community leaders an opportunity for service to others in order to benefit our community and to promote high ethical standards, fellowship, and goodwill worldwide. Follow the club on Facebook @TidewaterRotary and visit www.tidewatereastonrotary.org to learn more and join.