The Dothan-Houston County Rotary Club has allocated funds to area non-profits in order to assist organizations which are striving to help area citizens, animals, and improve quality of life in the Wiregrass.
On Tuesday, June 18 during the Club’s weekly meeting at the Dothan Country Club, $25,260 was presented to four Wiregrass area non-profit organizations.
Wiregrass Children’s Home received an allocation for construction of a new playground at the facility. Christie Armstrong, Executive Director, received the allocation for the organization at the meeting.
Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity was allocated funds to be used for purchase of a utility trailer to be used for transporting construction tools and materials. Allen Dickson, Board President, attended to receive the allocation for the organization.
Landmark Park received an allocation to renovate the Park’s picnic area. Kathy Moore, Assistant Director, received the allocation at the meeting for the Park.
Love in Action Ministries was allocated funds to renovate the Compassion Center located at 279 and 281 West Main Street. Pastor Ken Tuck, President, was in attendance to receive the allocation for the Ministries.
Each year the Club’s allocation committee reviews applications submitted from area non-profits which have the sponsorship of a Dothan-Houston County Rotary Club member, in order to allocate funds to the various worthwhile causes of these organizations.
One member from each non-profit organization was in attendance at the meeting and accepted the charitable gift from the Club.
Dustin Byrd said, “As chairman of the allocations committee, it is an honor to be a member of a club which makes it a priority to fund our local Wiregrass area charities. The work these organizations do is so important for our Wiregrass community and each of these organizations are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our local area. I am thankful our club is in a position to make these donations and I appreciate the opportunity to serve in this Club with such great people.”
During the meeting, the Club presented Rotary Member Jeff Coleman with a Paul Harris Fellowship for his service to the Club since 1990, tireless devotion to Rotary causes, financial contributions to Rotary International, and his leadership in the Club and community.
“I am truly humbled by my home Rotary Club honoring me with a distinguished Paul Harris Fellowship. I am so blessed to be a part of this Club and to stand alongside my fellow Rotarians as we work to make the Wiregrass Community a better place to live and work. To know that I am in the fraternity of the great men and women recognized as Paul Harris Fellows around the globe is humbling. I appreciate this recognition but more importantly I am so fortunate to be able to serve in a Club like Rotary where the mission is service above self," said Coleman.