Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31,
Once again, #RotaryResponds where human needs are great. 
Last week, in addition to the devastation in Kentucky, a total of 15 tornados devastated towns in Middle and Western Tennessee as storms swept through the state. Winds of up to 135 miles per hour ripped up communities and tore up the lives of those who survived. Small towns such as Dresden, Dickson, Kingston Springs and Samburg in our own District 6760 have lost homes, entire business districts and neighborhoods, and destroyed livelihoods, with many people in need of basics such as a place to sleep and shelter, non-perishable food, gas cans and storage bins, as well as cleanup equipment. This article covering a visit to the area by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee includes photos of some of the hardest-hit communities in West Tennessee.   
Rotary District Governor in 6760, Michael Babb, district leadership, and Rotary clubs in the devastated communities are organized to accept donations and contribute to helping these communities survive, recover and rebuild.
At this very special time of year, those who survive have little to celebrate. Please help. Here’s what is currently known, and what you can do.
  • Rotary District 6760 is accepting donations to assist communities in need who have been affected by the tornado. Please make checks out: to:“Rotary District 6760” and include “Disaster Relief” in the memo, and mail to:
    RI District 6760 Treasurer
    P.O. Box 399t
    Dickson, TN 37056

  • The Rotary Club of Dresden, through Past District Governor April Lieberman, has established a relief fund that they will use in assisting victims.
    You can make a donation:
If you have a network of suppliers who are willing to donate supplies, or are considering sending a team of recovery volunteers, please contact Michelle Balsley at
Please help out our communities that are in need at this time of year when family, peace and compassion are especially important. Thank you for being a Rotarian, and thank you for your compassion.


Elizabeth Usovicz
Director, Rotary Zones 30 and 31