The Zachary Rotary Club, which is part of a larger organization known as Rotary International, has many humanitarian efforts in progress including the eradication of the polio virus.
Another humanitarian effort by club members is working to supply clean water to areas in need around the world. Through fundraising events and donations by Rotarians, the Zachary club is purchasing a water tank that will provide drinking water to residents of Mexico City.
"We feel this is in keeping with Rotary's motto of 'Service above Self'," said Rotarian President Reggie Bridges. "We have this wonderful opportunity to address the need for sanitary water in Mexico City."
With the purchase of the new tank, Zachary Rotarians will provide for the building, painting and installing of the tank; setup of the reverse osmosis filtration system; and finally, the drinking fountain. Once in place, the tank requires minimal maintenance and will turn rain water into a much needed commodity for this community.
To help support this extraordinary effort, the Zachary Rotary Club is selling jambalaya dinners at the Zachary Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, March 18, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dinners are $7 and can be purchased on site or through advanced ticket sales by any Rotarian Club member.
For more information about this project, the jambalaya fundraiser or the Zachary Rotary Club, please contact Rotary Foundation Chairperson Gwen Fuselier at (225) 654-2649.