Local organizations receive grants from Dothan Rotary Club

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The Dothan Rotary Club gave out four grants on Tuesday towards organizations that have been making an impact on the community.

The organizations, which included the Exchange Center for Child Abuse and the Alfred Saliba Center, received three thousand dollars each.

“This grant is at an extremely, timely, time for us,” Belinda Mitchell said, the executive director of the Alfred Saliba Center. “Since we as a non-profit, we don’t get a lot of non-discretionary funds.”

Former Rotary President Brad Kimbro passed the baton to the new rotary president Tuesday after a challenging year due to COVID-19. He explained how the organizations that received grants were chosen.

“Every charitable organization has had their issues through the coronavirus,” Kimbro said. “But we thought we’d try to focus on those that we knew had had some challenges and would be able to help, maybe help most, through this coronavirus situation.”

Other receiving organizations included the Lunches for Learning program and the Wiregrass Area United Way. The CEO of Wiregrass United, Walter Hill, joked that fundraising and pandemics never went together until now.

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