Freeport-Merrick Rotary in need of essential items


Rotary District 7255, a chapter of the international service organization Rotary, is organizing a District-wide Day of Service on May 20, engaging 54 of its clubs spanning from Montauk to the five boroughs and the wider community.

The event will be held simultaneously with seven other Districts, five states, three countries, 450 clubs, and 12,000 Rotarians, in a collaborative effort to make a difference.

The clubs have launched a drive to collect essential items for veterans in need from April 15t. to May 18.

The community is urged to donate new men’s underwear, tee shirts, socks, bath towels, and washcloths at 294 W. Merrick Road Suite 12, Freeport.

On May 20, volunteers will sort and pack the items at Freeport High School, aiming to pack at least 200 bags to be distributed to veterans in Nassau and Queens Counties.