Rotary's COVID-19 Livestream Telethon received over $525,000 (US Funds) during the May 2, 2020 event. The COVID-19 Telethon, led by Past R I President Barry Rassin, Past R I Director John Smarge, Past R I Director Jennifer Jones and Past R I Director Julia Phelps along with other Rotary leaders, was a thumping success.The donations are expected to gross over $ One Million by March 3, 2020.  If you missed the COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Telethon, you can watch in YouTube . it was inspiring and uplifting to see how Rotarians worldwide, have responded to helping their fellow himan beings during this pandemic. In true fashion #RotaryResponds.

Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the frontlines to battle COVID-19.  Additionally, millions more have been raised by our #PeopleofAction - they have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.