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Rotary Dinner Service the Salvation Army
 
Yes, even in these trying times, Rotary continues to serve...
 
Dinner, that is, at the Salvation Army's new facility on Heritage Avenue. 
 
Rotary participation is being limited to two people per service.  
 
 
Rotarians Al Lantinen and Bill Hurley did the honors this past week.
 
If you would like to participate please contact Sara Treacy at 603-661-8588.
 
Basic Needs Grants
 
The Portsmouth Rotary Club’s Basic Needs Committee is currently accepting grant requests from local nonprofits to help provide for people in need in our community. We have funds allocated to support your efforts and we are ready to disburse them to qualified organizations in the very near future. Nonprofit agencies who are in need of funding to provide basic needs (food, shelter, healthcare, clothing) and are located in and/or primarily serving those in the Greater Portsmouth Area are encouraged to apply. Grants generally range in size from $500 to $2,500.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Complete the Basic Needs funding request and submit with required documentation. The application can be found at: https://www.portsmouthrotary.org/sitepage/basic-needs-committee.
 
There is no deadline for the application and disbursements are done on a rolling basis, however applicants are encouraged to apply quickly, as funding is currently available. Requests will be reviewed by the Basic Needs Committee monthly, and may require a video or telephone conference to seek additional information if necessary. Please feel free reach out to me with any questions at j.parker@crossroadshouse.org.
 
 
Vocational Awards Nominees
 
We NEED your nominations!!! 
 
Each year, Portsmouth Rotary presents four awards to non-Rotarian members of the community who walk the walk and talk the talk of service above self in their community without any expectation of recognition. Recipients are presented with a plaque and their choice of a local charity to which $500 is will be donated in their name.
 
We are looking for nominees for each of the four vocational categories: Education, Health & Human Services, Public Service, and General.  Nominees should be non-Rotarians that go above and beyond to help their community.
 
Nominations can be submitted online HERE or via the attached form (click link below). If using the attached form, please email it back to caitlyn@theatlanticgrill.com . I respectfully ask that all nominations be submitted no later than May 1st.  
 
 
 
Scholarship Fund Honoring Dr. Clayburgh
 
Nancy Clayburgh, whose husband Jim passed away this past May, would like to establish a Rotary scholarship fund in his name.
 
Dr. James B Clayburgh Scholarship Fund. Anyone wishing to support this fund may do so by mailing contribution to Rotary Club of Portsmouth, PO Box 905, Portsmouth NH 03802-0905.
 
 
Keep Up to Date on the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
For up to date information and available resources in New Hampshire visit the State's web page:
 
 
The City of Portsmouth's website is also a great source for local COVID-19 information.
 
 
 
Helping Cross Roads House in These Trying Times
 
Some of the ways you can still help at Crossroads:
 
• Meal Preparation - Prepare food in your home and drop it off at the shelter. This includes both dinner entrees and bagged lunches. Whether we provide the ingredients and pans, or you do, this will help us to continue serving residents three meals a day when volunteers are unable to come into the shelter. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kristina Siegenthaler, at k.siegenthaler@crossroadshouse.org,  or 603.436.2218 ext. 107, for more information.
 
• Donations of Food and Supplies - Donations of food items and supplies from our “Wish List” are greatly appreciated at this time. You can view our “Wish List” online at www.crossroadshouse.org/donations/wish-list. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at any time, or you can shop our Amazon.com Wish List (http://a.co/gOnxxkK) from the comfort of your home and have items delivered to the shelter.
 
• Monetary Support - Our annual “Benefit by the Sea” fundraiser has been posted to August 29, 2020. This event provides funding for nearly 30% of our shelter operating budget. Now more than ever we need your help to ensure we can continue serving some of our most vulnerable neighbors. If you are able, click the link below to make a donation today. The gift you give today will make a tremendous difference for the families and individuals who rely on Cross Roads House to make it through this difficult period.
 
 
 
 
 
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