Posted on May 02, 2020
Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the front lines to battle COVID-19. Additionally, millions more have been raised by our #PeopleofAction - they have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.
On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 8 AM Pacific DST, please join Rotarians and friends for the COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Livestream Telethon to hear stories of hope, inspiration, and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and friends of Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. The Telethon will also showcase how polio eradication infrastructure is helping to combat COVID-19. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars. 

How can you participate: 

1. Participate in the Telethon on Facebook Live on May 2 at Rotary International's Facebook Page ( The live stream will be simulcast in eight languages. 

2. Share this event, and spread the word through your social media channels.

3. Invite friends, family, and members of your community to watch and see first-hand what Rotary's People of Action are doing to combat COVID-19. 

4. Post on social media during the broadcast and on the day of the event using the hashtag #RotaryResponds. 

5. Donate as an individual or as a club at

6. Encourage your Rotary District to donate District Designated Funds (DDF) at (Note: DDF received between April 21 and May 3 will be considered part of the Telethon fundraising total.)