Posted on Jul 18, 2020
Since 2015, the Rotary Clubs in the Fremont, Newark and Union City area have joined forces to develop and fund Rotary humanitarian grant projects around the world.  We partner with Rotary Clubs in other under developed countries to fight disease, provide clean water, relieve hunger and promote education.

In 2018, Fremont Morning Rotary, along with our area Rotary Clubs of Fremont, Fun Sunset, Mission San Jose, Newark and Niles-Fremont, worked with the Rotary Clubs of Wynberg near Cape Town, South Africa and Deerfield Beach, Florida to enhance the Community Medics program for the Cape Town area.  This is a nongovernmental program coordinated by Victoria Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.  Community Medics provides first responders to medical emergencies until an ambulance can arrive, much like local paramedic programs we are familiar with in our area.
We recently completed this project grant, totaling $73,000, which provided an additional response vehicle stocked with medical equipment and training for first responders for the Community Medics program.  Because of the program, lives are saved.
Our local Rotary Clubs have developed and funded 17 such grants, large and small, in numerous countries in India, Africa, and Central America which have improved the lives of others around the world.