COVID-19 – Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Activities
Charity starts at home. As Covid-19 virus slowly flattens throughout Ontario but surges in other parts of the world, the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise has focused on ways to support the local community as well as our partner clubs in the world. Taking care of our community and of our international partners is a priority and we have contributed through projects to assist shelters and food banks locally as well as provide materials for wash stations abroad.
We have provided $1,000 to local shelters such as Maison Baldwin House and the Akwesasne Family Wellness Centre to provide assorted cleaning and sanitizing materials as well as other needs identified by the shelter. Another $1,000 was given to Centre 105 to help provide bagged meals and coffee, tea and bottled water to participants via a pick-up window.
The Agape Food Bank and the Salvation Army Food Bank each received a total of $4,000 worth of food at wholesale cost. This was arranged with help from Barry Height at Baxtrom’s YIG and cooperation from Sysco (Tannis) Ottawa. Each food bank received two donations of $2,000 worth of food. The second donation to each food bank was made possible by the cycling challenges issued by Cornwall bicycle enthusiasts Cory Reggentin and Joe McNamara.
Along with members of other local community service clubs, a number of Cornwall Sunrise Rotarians assisted with packing and delivering the food hampers provided by the Optimist Club to the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area and made available for those in need.
One of our international projects focused on supplying $500 worth of material and equipping a wash station for children at an elementary school near Sunyani in Ghana. With assistance from The Rotary Foundation, we have been able to arrange for provision of personal protective equipment and medical supplies to assist a hospital in Santa Tecla, El Salvador.

Charity begins at home and extends beyond our borders as we address the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis.