Monday, December 19, 2011

Rotary District 7490 Helps Buy Van for Chore Service

When Phil Ball, a member of the Englewood Rotary, found out that we needed to replace one of the vans for our Chore Service, he spearheaded a fundraising effort among several Rotary Clubs in the area.  Several clubs in the Disrict 7490, which encomopasses northern New Jersey pitched in, and Chore now has three vans fully in operation, with crews of volunteers performing home repairs that keep the elderly and disabled safe in their homes.

“I felt that this was a worthwhile project, in keeping with the ideals of Rotary,” says Mr. Ball.  “The van proudly displays the Rotary ‘wheel’ and is seen in every town in Bergen County.  What a great way to show Rotary’s commitment to the community.”

“Phil Ball is a gem, and we are so grateful for his leadership in getting this fundraising effort off the ground," says Janet Sharma, Volunteer Center executive director.   "This project is a perfect iteration of the alignment of Rotary's goals and those of the Volunteer Center around service to the community."

For more information about Chore, call 201-489-7790, or visit

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