Posted by Diana Nestorova on May 17, 2021
As the COVID-19 virus surge sweeps IndiaRotary Zone 28 & 32 is reaching out to all of you for support and to change lives. After consultation with the chair of the Rotary India's COVID Task Force, Zone 28 & 32 has learned that the most urgent need is for portable oxygen concentrators. Because these units are portable, they will serve many people in the coming weeks and months. 
Due to the urgency of the situation in India, this project will be open until this May 24.
Here is the message from Task Force Chair Ashok Mahajan:
"One of the avowed objectives of the Task Force is to help establish Rotary Oxygen Banks in every metropolis in India. We aim to set up an Oxygen Bank in each city. The Bank would loan an oxygen concentrator to a patient in need, with the proviso that after the immediate crisis is over, the concerned person would return the concentrator to the Oxygen Bank. Such a Bank would be of help to a large number of people over an extended period of time.
"Hopefully, this devastating wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will abate in a while. After that, the Oxygen Bank will be of immense value for any subsequent wave - and will be a sensible fallback option. The Oxygen Bank will also be of immense value to economically disadvantaged individuals suffering from interstitial lung disease and other chest ailments that require oxygenation for the patient.”
The price of each oxygen concentrator in India is approximately US $1,000, which includes shipping and handling
Our goal is to have the funds purchase at least 100 units.
We are delighted that the foundations of both Rotary District 6400 and the Rotary Club of Essex have offered their assistance, to be the bank routings for funds donated to The  Rotary Foundations for this COVID-19 project.

Clubs and individual donations are encouraged. Charitable receipts will be issued upon request.
Here are the details to share with your club, agencies and well-wishers, so they can donate to India's COVID-19 relief project.
Send your checks to:
Rotary District 6400 Foundation
Manager’s Office
201 South Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
United States

It would be helpful to include a copy of this letter along with the check, to ensure it is correctly allocated. If you wish to have a tax receipt, include your name and mailing address.
Let's save lives!
For more information, contact District Governor Diana Nestorova at



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