Rotary Club of Beaufort SupportsLocal Charities
The Rotary Club of Beaufort, like most membership organizations, had to cancel its annual Christmas dinner due to COVID-19 concerns, but it has blessed the local community with the funds that were set aside for the dinner. Rather than returning unused funds to its treasury, Rotarians voted to donate the money to four local charities they had previously supported with food donations. A total of $1,400 was split among H.E.L.P. of Beaufort, the Penn Center, the St. Francis Center, and Salvation Army. At its January 27th luncheon meeting, Rotarian Wanda Long, the Pastor/Administrator of the Beaufort Salvation Army, gave fellow Rotarians an update on how the local Salvation Army provides assistance in four counties – Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton – and the success of its bell ringing fund raising efforts and Angel tree program. Following her presentation, Rotary Club of Beaufort President Robert Bussa presented a ceremonial check to Wanda, which she accepted on behalf of the Salvation Army and the other three local charities. The Rotary Club of Beaufort conducts “hybrid” meetings, with approximately half of its membership attending a luncheon meeting while the other half participates virtually via Zoom. Photo caption: Rotary Club of Beaufort president Robert Bussa presents a ceremonial check to Wanda Long, Pastor/Administrator of the Salvation Army of Beaufort. The amount shown on the check represents the total donation to four local charities that operate food banks – the Salvation Army, H.E.L.P. of Beaufort, the Penn Center, and St. Francis Center. Rotary Club of Beaufort photo by Jeff Johnson.