Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31, Rotarians are People of Action.

Throughout the world in disaster recovery situations, our compassion and commitment to service are a significant part of relief efforts. Right here, right now, your help is needed here in our own zones.

The tornado that touched down Kentucky has devastated communities in 18 counties in our District 6710. The loss of life in many small towns, such as Dawson Springs and Mayfield, is heartbreaking, and survivors have lost their communities, their homes and livelihoods. In many areas, there is limited electricity, resources for food, gasoline and supplies and medical services. Now more than ever is the time for us to live our hashtag, #Rotary Responds.

Rotary District Governor Gail Story and the leadership of District 6710 are in the process of assembling a committee to identify needs and coordinate response across affected areas.

Here’s how you can help.

• Please make a donation, and encourage your club, club members and district to make a donation.

• Donations can be sent to the following address:

Rotary District 6710 Relief Fund
c/o Sheila Stoke
7906 Westover Drive
Prospect, KY 40059

Donations will be used to help affected communities in District 6710 Kentucky. At this time, donations are not tax-deductible, a tax-deductible option may be available in the future. If you have a network to suppliers who are willing to donate supplies, or are considering sending a team of recovery volunteers, please contact Kaytlin Edwards at

Please consider helping those who have lost so much by responding with a donation. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and on behalf of District 6710 and people of Kentucky, thank you for your compassion.

Elizabeth Usovicz
Director, Rotary Zones 30 and 31


I first want to thank all of you for reaching out and asking, what can we do?  You are all so special and your kindness is what makes our world a better place.  You give us hope for the future as we begin to rebuild our cities, towns, and our lives.  

You will see my video above and other information related to what can be done now to assist the communities and victims of these devastating tornadoes.  
I am grateful for your generosity and willingness to help.  I apologize for the lack of words but I still cannot breathe. 
Thank you!
Yours In Rotary Service,
Gail Story
Rotary District 6710
District Governor 2021-2022
South Oldham County Club