Posted by Julie Brouhard
The RC Cleveland has started holding its weekly meetings via Zoom with over 50 members and guests attending each meeting. On April 16, 2020, their guest speaker was Jennifer Andress, Executive Director of Medworks. Medworks traditionally offers 100% free medical, dental and vision care to anyone who needs it. They have shut down all of their clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic, because their platform would be difficult to manage during this time of social distancing. Instead, they have turned their focus to providing food to those in need and the front line healthcare workers. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is used to purchase gift cards and meals from local restaurants to distribute to vulnerable families and those on the front lines, helping not only those in need but the restaurants too.
During our meeting one of our members offered to match the first $1,000 pledged to the Medworks Relief Fund. Rotarians and the guests stepped up and pledged $1,000, triggering the matching gift. THIS is the power of Rotary and shows both the compassion and generosity of our Club. All of the funds raised will be put back into the community. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about Medworks and donating to the COVID-19 Relief Fund can go to their website: