TOP PHOTO: The South Campbell Rotary Polio fundraiser was held on October 22 of 2020 as Rotarians in the area partnered with Dunkin Donuts for the third annual Purple Pinkie Donut Day.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The South Campbell County Rotary Club has received the William T. Sergeant Polio Eradicator Award for raising $1,900 for the Polio Plus program. The South Campbell Rotary Club was among the first rotary clubs in the district to qualify for the recognition and award.
The club set a goal of raising $1,900 as it’s Polio Plus Goal. This goal was more than the previous year’s of $1,480. To qualify for the T. Seargent Polio Eradicator award, a club must contribute an average of $50 per member to Polio Plus based on club membership reported on July 1st 2020. As of July 1, the South Campbell County Rotary Club had 38 members making contributions towards the Polio Plus program.
The South Campbell Rotary Polio fundraiser was held on October 22 of 2020 as Rotarians in the area partnered with Dunkin Donuts for the third annual Purple Pinkie Donut Day and distributed 950 donuts to area businesses and fire departments and police. This partnership allows funds raised by rotary clubs to be matched. Then matched again and finally matched a third time by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These multiple matched fundraisers resulted in around $17,000 to go towards fighting Polio, according to South Campbell County Rotary President Nancy Green, who said she was thrilled with the news of the award and the efforts of the club.
These funds are used to provide Polio vaccinations in countries where the threat of Polio remains high. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/25/2021-6AM)