With more than 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotarians are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike.

Rotary plays a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with our partner ShelterBox and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary supports efforts that safeguard the long-term recovery of communities.

Rotary invests in or funds three phases of relief:

  1. Immediate response: 
    Our local clubs and partners immediately offer helping hands and supplies
  2. Short-term assistance: 
    Our clubs and districts help affected communities wherever we can through funds and materials to re-establish day-to-day operations
  3. Long-term rebuild:
    With district and global grants, the Rotary Foundation supports the work of our clubs to plan and implement projects, rebuilding sustainable economies for affected communities