The Rotary Club of Ridgefield recently renewed its support of RVNAhealth with a $7,000 grant to support the organization’s COVID-19 community response initiatives.* RVNAhealth began vaccinating the public on January 11th and has distributed nearly 15,000 vaccines to date. The funds will be used to help cover the tremendous costs associated with vaccine administration and running the clinic at Yanity Gym.
“RVNAhealth is very fortunate to receive this grant from The Rotary Club of Ridgefield, a portion of which was matched by Rotary District 7980,” shares MJ Heller, Director of Philanthropy at RVNAhealth. “We have incurred a significant amount of unbudgeted expenses throughout this pandemic and the response from The Rotary Club has been truly amazing. In addition to their financial support, the Rotarians have been very generous with PPE donations from the start and have volunteered their time and expertise, as well. We really are humbled by their unwavering support.”
As the public vaccination clinics begin to wind down this month, RVNAhealth will now shift its attention to vaccinating the homebound, as well as underserved communities where obstacles, such as time, transportation, information, and access, are preventing people from getting the vaccine.
If you are interested in supporting RVNAhealth’s public health initiatives, please visit rvnahealth.org/support-us.
*Pictured at the grant presentation: Dr. Joseph Cleary (Rotarian), Theresa Santoro and MJ Heller of RVNAhealth, and Rainer Gonet (Rotarian)