With more than 1.4 million members worldwide, Rotary members are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike. Rotary members and The Rotary Foundation plan a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with our partner Shelter Box and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community’s recovery.


Rotary supports three phases of relief:

  1. Immediate response: Our local clubs and partners immediately offer helping hands and supplies.
  2. Short-term assistance: Our clubs and districts help affected communities wherever we can through funds and materials to re-establish day-to-day operations.
  3. Long-term rebuilding: Our clubs plan and implement project that rebuild affected communities.


When disaster strikes, Rotarians are anxious to help with financial support and/or volunteer service. District 6490 leaders have established a district-wide Disaster Response Committee to establish a response plan to support Club activities and help them succeed in their disaster response efforts.


This Disaster Response webpage was established to provide information to Rotarians throughout the district regarding the work of the Disaster Response Committee. As the Committee continues its work to develop, and engage Clubs in, district-wide planning, updates will be posted here.


We know that disaster could happen at any time. It won’t wait for us to have a perfectly completed plan! Every day that we increase our knowledge and our planning, we will become better prepared.


Much more to come!


If there has been a disaster in your area for which you would like to request support from Clubs in District 6490, or you would like more information about the Committee, please contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs:


John Calderon, Rotary Club of Champaign  [email protected]

Tina Stovall, Rotary Club of Mattoon            [email protected]


District 6490 Disaster Response Committee Membership 2023-2024 

District 6490 Disaster Response Committee Overview

Guide for DR Module of DACdb

Disaster Response Video

District 6490 Disaster Response Plan


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