You can help Rotary in flood relief effort

Staff Report

Your purchase will help the victims of the Louisiana floods that have submerged thousands of homes and stores along the state’s southern half.

The Oberlin Rotary board made a last-minute vote Friday to give its proceeds from its Sept. 3 yard sale at Oberlin Family Dental, 542 West Lorain St., to those devastated by the disaster.

Board member John Cole said the Rotary wanted to do what it could to “just help people less fortunate than us. That’s the name of the ball game.”

The Rotary plans to match the first $2,000 in sales with a donation to the relief efforts.

Previously, the proceeds from the organization’s sale were going to be set aside “to benefit the Oberlin community.”

Earlier this month, rainfall in excess of 20 inches overwhelmed rivers, sending the waters surging over their banks in eight parishes not only along the Gulf of Mexico but far inland.

The flooding is the worst since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012, drenching New England and wreaking havoc even here in Ohio.

At least 13 have died in Louisiana and damage estimates have climbed above $20 billion.

Staff Report