People will have an opportunity to request assistance from the Rotary Club when the first Community Ask is held in Truro.
Interested parties will be given five minutes each to explain the need they are representing to the Rotary Club of Truro on March 8.
“Each year the club gives back approximately $80,000 to members and groups, in both our local and international communities,” said President Al Begin. “We want to make sure that we are aware of all those in need in the community.”
He said the requests may be from individuals or organizations.
“There may be a mother who needs a couple of hundred bucks to put up a fence for an autistic child, someone who needs travel assistance for medical appointments or community groups looking for help with a project. No ask is too big or too small. We may be able to make a world of difference to a family or group with just a small amount.”
The requests can be for club members to lend a hand with a project instead of providing financial assistance.
Begin heard about the idea for a Community Ask while attending a conference a couple of years ago. He was impressed with it and brought it back to the local organization. The Truro event will be held March 8, commencing at 9:00 am at the Marigold Cultural Centre.
“We’re hoping to have 30-40 people or groups take part,” added Begin. “It’s scheduled to go until noon but if we have a lot of presentations we’ll go longer.”
Club members will meet later to evaluate requests.
Anyone wishing to make a presentation during the ask should pre-register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 324-2622.