Dominican Republic Humanitarian Service Project
Clayton Rotary Club has enjoyed participating in this incredibly rewarding, annual multi-club international project. The project began in 2013. Members from our Club, along with other Rotarians in our District 7710, spent a week in the Dominican Republic working with local Clubs there. From 2013 – 2019, they built and installed latrines and playgrounds. They also used member donated funds to locally buy needed items for families in need such as books, toys, hygiene items, and more.
After 2019, they decided no further latrines were needed. In February 2020, they built 3 single-family homes, all with indoor plumbing, and bought the necessary items locally. as bought the needed items locally while they are in the Dominican Republic to give to the families in need.
In both 2021 and 2022, due to the pandemic, our District could not send any members to build houses on the annual week-long trip. We did collect and send funds to continue to buy needed items for the families.
We plan to return to the Dominican Republic in 2023, to continue working on this much-needed and fulfilling project.