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The Rotary Club of Lancaster assisted the Rotary Club of Marikina Hilltop in the Philippines in a project to assist families affected with COVID.  This project is called Adopt a Covid + Family and was created by the Marikina Hilltop Club in October of 2020 and will continue until this pandemic is over.  Lancaster Rotary Club member pictured, Godofrido Catarroja Jr(known as Cas) suggested this international project for our club and had a personal connection with the Marikina Hilltop Club.  Cas was a  member of Marikina Hilltop Club prior to moving to the United States and joining the Rotary Club of Lancaster.  The Adopt a Covid + Family project helps support a family during the 14 -day quarantine period when the  breadwinner is unable to work due to a family member being infected with Covid-19 illness and subsequent quarantine.

The project identifies those needy families and assists them with food and necessities for the entire family for the 14-day quarantine period.  The Rotary Club of Lancaster has donated $560 US dollars to the Marikina Hilltop Club to add to their project. This donation will support 2 complete families for the quarantine period with food and necessities. The Marikina Hilltop Club was honored by their own District 3800 for this project that was the 􀳦Best Project for Disease Prevention and Treatment􀳦 .If your club would also like to support the Marikina Hilltop Rotary Club, please contact Rotary Club President, Celia Gray at  celia.a.gray@gmail.com for more information.

Submitted by Celia Gray, President Rotary Club of Lancaster