As a member of the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club, I have had the opportunity and priviledge to meet, work with and get to know some really interesting and impressive people; all committed to giving back to society. In an earlier blog, I shared the story about one such man, Sidney Rittenberg. Today I would like to tell you about another.
Denny Wilford has actively been involved in assisting the Rotary Club meet one of its original goals, established way back in the early 1900’s; “Help to Eradicate Polio Worldwide.”
If many of you are like me, you probably thought that Polio was a health risk long in our past. Well, it turns out, that is not true in many third world countries. Denny is a local Gig Harbor man who has established a foundation to help out in one such country that still has a serious problem with polio – Ethiopia.
Today, Denny shared with us a video which describes the current project he has undertaken. You can watch this for yourself on You Tube. I was so moved by the video and Denny’s talk, that I am committed to help Denny raise the remaining funds to complete this project. And, I am going to ask you for your help.
I would love to make a contribution to the Denny Wilford Foundation on behalf of the Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Emergency Management community at large and will commit to a matching donation from Safe Harbor Consulting, up to $500.00.
If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause as a member of this collective group, please let me know and/or send your checks in care of Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC, 5114 Point Fosdick Drive NW, #E, PMB 425. I will simply put your donation in an envelope with others, so you as an individual or your organization will be recognized, and present Denny with a “contribution from our industry” including the matching funds from SHC.
If you would rather donate directly to the foundation, you can do so at www.just2drops.com If you would like your contribution matched by SHC, please drop me a note letting me know you did so as a result of this blog entry. I will be glad to match that amount up to the established limit.
Thank you for your time and consideration.