One of the ways that the Rotary Club of Parker is helping out during the current pandemic is to provide financial support to several local agencies that are providing care.  We have contributed $18,000 in the past two months (March - May); this includes a $1500 matching grant from Rotary District 5450.

Here is where the money has gone:

  • Parker Adventist Hospital - Food:  $1,000.00

  • Parker Adventist Hospital - Emergency Preparedness:  $2,000.00

  • Parker Senior Center:  $1,000.00

  • Aging Resources of Douglas County:  $2,000.00

  • Crisis Center: $2,000.00

  • Parker Task Force:  $6,000.00 (includes $1,500 from District Matching Grant)

  • SECORCares:  $3,000.00

Rotarian Mike Endres was able to present checks to two local organizations while he was volunteering at SECORCares.   First, Mike hooked up with Kevin Fox and Lori Gloer of Aging Resources of Douglas County.  Shown below are Mike (right) with Kevin Fox.  Click here for more information on the services offered by Aging Resources of Douglas County.  (Note: These photos were taken before the recommendation to wear masks came into effect.)


Mike also presented a check to Dennis Gorton, Executive Director of SECORCares.  Depending upon the day, SECORCares has been experiencing 3-4 times the normal volume of guests using the food bank and could benefit from additional volunteers.  Most volunteer shifts are two hours if you’d like to get out of the house to help provide some essential services.  Information is available on the SECORCares website.