Last month, one of our fellow Prescott Sunupians brought to our club’s attention a family suddenly thrown into crisis. A mother and her son Quincy were bike riding when she was struck by a car a killed. She is survived by her son and husband, a disabled veteran on very low income.
Despite experiencing severe financial challenges, this woman was well known in the community for her prolific community service and volunteer activities. As she provided the main source of income to the family, this tragedy has greatly compounded their financial difficulties.
Prescott Sunup Rotary instantly sprang into action in response to our member’s request to assist the family. The family was in need of funds to cover funeral expenses and stay on their feet while they figure out alternative sources of income.
We sent out e-mail blasts to our club members as well as the other Prescott club members for appeals to donate to a fundraiser established by the son’s Big Brother (and we did respond). Our member who brought attention to the family’s crisis ensured there were tangible goods available for the family.
In the midst of a flurry of e-mails between our members regarding how to assist the family, one of our members, Dennis Light, the Prescott fire chief, told us he would reach out to Prescott Firefighter’s Charities and hence forth offered both financial and tangible support for the family. Subsequently, Dennis presented a check for $1,000 to the family on behalf of Prescott Firefighter’s Charities.
Prescott Sunup Rotary would like to recognize Dennis Light, Prescott Firefighter’s Charities and all those who contributed and continue to give their time and financial resources toward supporting this family on the way to conquering giants.
As one of our members said in an e-mail to me while we were all networking, “I just love to see Rotary work!”
Should you wish to donate to this family, please follow this link: