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Lima Rotary Club gives back

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The Allen Lima Youth Leadership program receiving $2,500 and Family Promise receiving $1,000 from the foundation. The Allen Lima Youth Leadership program receiving $2,500 and Family Promise receiving $1,000 from the foundation.

The Lima Rotary Foundation once again giving back to the community.

The Allen Lima Youth Leadership program receiving $2,500 and Family Promise receiving $1,000 from the foundation. Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad, known as MESA, getting $5,000. The Rotary District 6600 based program provides medical equipment and humanitarian efforts to communities in need in foreign countries.

"We simply ship the goods to clinics, which we have surveyed ahead of time to know what they need, and we try to service those needs with beds, exercise equipment, wheelchairs, and mobility chairs, and that sort of thing, and it's really a big deal for them because they would be without otherwise," explained Bob Ruehl, Global Grant Facilitator.

Ruehl says it costs around $6,000 per container to ship the much needed equipment. They work with eight hospital associations in getting the equipment.

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