Park Ridge, Ill.-based The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation Haiti Disaster Relief Fund presented a second grant for $93,000 on Aug. 19, through global charity Mercy Ships, Garden Valley, Texas. MDRT members and industry partners donated the funds to support Haitians following the devastating earthquake earlier this year.
“The need for medical care in Haiti following the earthquake has been immense and will exist for years,” said Sally W. Munford, MSFS, CLU, Foundation immediate past president. “Mercy Ships has teams in Haiti on a regular basis to provide health care and help rebuild the country’s medical infrastructure.”
Munford presented the check to Virginia Lind, LUTCF, ChFC, a 15-year MDRT member who has been involved with Mercy Ships since 2003. Lind is shown at left in the image.
Previously, MDRT presented a grant to Heifer International, Little Rock, Ark., in July.
About MDRT and the MDRT Foundation:
The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide its members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the MDRT Foundation has donated more than $26 million to charitable organizations serving people in 67 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Starting in 2003, thanks to the Million Dollar Promise Appeal, the MDRT Foundation has awarded at least $1 million in grants a year. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members from MDRT members. The mission of the MDRT Foundation is to increase member and industry participation and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world. www.mdrtfoundation.org.