The Rotary Club of Paris United demonstrated its unwavering commitment to community support by presenting a generous check for $4,000 to Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy. The heartwarming donation was made during the club’s weekly lunch meeting last Thursday, symbolizing the power of collective efforts to make a difference.
Three dedicated Rotary riders, Michael Nickey, Gina Willmon, and Dr. David Salas, had the honor of presenting the check to Evelyn Walker and Blair Shelton, representatives of Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy. This organization has been a vital pillar of the Paris community, providing therapeutic services through equine-assisted therapy and positively impacting the lives of countless individuals.
The funds for this significant donation were raised through the Rotary Club’s recent Tour de Paris FUNdraiser. The event received overwhelming support from both Rotary members and the broader community, showcasing the spirit of unity for a common cause.
Rotary members played a crucial role in fundraising efforts, contributing a substantial $1,750 to the initiative. The Rotary Club itself contributed an additional $110, highlighting its dedication to local community betterment. Furthermore, Friends of Rotary rallied behind the cause, contributing an impressive $2,140.
The true champions of this fundraising endeavor were Tailored Rides and their friends, who collectively donated approximately $2,200 to the cause. As a result of this collaborative effort, the FUNdraiser’s grand total exceeded expectations, reaching over $6,000.
The Rotary Club of Paris United’s dedication to community service and its partnership with organizations like Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy exemplify the positive impact of collective action and philanthropy on local initiatives. This heartfelt gesture serves as a reminder of the power of community support and the Rotary Club’s steadfast commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Paris for all its residents.