Williamsburg Rotary Foundation (WRF) awards $12,850 grants to community charities

The Rotary Club of Williamsburg recently held its annual meeting that announced the grant awardees from its foundation to 11 local charities this year, donating a total of $12,850. TheWRF grants are in the process of sending checks to WYBL, Camp Kesem*, CDR, The Arc, Literacy for Life, Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission(GWOM)*, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hospice House, Volunteer Fire (Med Equipment), Colonial Behavior Health (defibrillaters)*, and Early Childhood Music.* The clubs specifically identified with an asterisk identifies this charity's grant was new to the WRF. Those four new charities were invited time to introduce themselves to the club members describing at least their operational functions and financial needs so that our members could learn more of what these charities accomplished. Checks were handed individually at the meeting or mailed personally to each to the charitable representative. In the photo are representatives of the four representative from WRF: (l-r) Robin Wyatt - Colonial Behavioral Health, Carl Geshold - Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission, Aiden McKee & Stephanie Urbancik - Camp Kesem, and Anthony Williams - Early Childhood Music. Shown next are Leslie Hall from the Volunteer Fire Department, and president-nominee Don Murfee who hosted the introductions. Thanks to all of our "club member sponsors" for preparing grant requests to WRF last November for the local charities that were awarded.

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