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 members and The Rotary Foundation play a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with our partner ShelterBox, Disaster Aid, and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community's recovery.

Rotary supports 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 rebuilding: Our clubs plan and implement projects that rebuild affected communities.
Each year we have disasters on US soil largely due to extreme weather events, such as tornadoes and flooding, which creates opportunities for Disaster Relief.  Many clubs are currently invested in Disaster Relief in Ukraine and the neighboring countries who have taken in refugees to feed and provide shelter.  The world sees to create endless opportunities for Rotarians to take action and help those in need as they face unexpected life circumstances.