The Rotary Club of Arden will have a Family Work Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, to complete a stalling commercial project due to a major family health crisis. Rotary members and their families are pulling together to complete a building renovation for a member expanding her business and encountering completion difficulties resulting from building complications and family health issues. This isn’t the first time this club has rallied to the support one of its own. In 2007, this very same member battled Stage 4 colon cancer and many of the club members shaved their heads in support of her struggles.
In 2010 when her husband was also diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, the developing business expansion ran into delays and completion issues. The doctor’s appointments, surgery, and treatments allowed little time to complete the project as required. This weekend, a mass of workers will descend with hopes of taking one huge task off the plate of a very appreciative member.
Always looking for new ways to raise money to provide support to the local and world communities, this project developed into a natural way to accomplish two goals in one. Assistance with the renovation not only helped lighten the task burden of the assisted member but because the business will generate additional cash flow, a donation will be made to the Arden Rotary Foundation on behalf of all the workers. The downward stream of this contribution will result in college scholarships for deserving high school seniors.
The club is often called “The Little Club That Could” and coming together to accomplish amazing things is not a rarity for them. It is amazing what a small group of energetic, compassionate people can accomplish with just a little effort.
Location of Event:
107 East Walker Street
East Flat Rock, NC 28726
Contact: Sandie Jones for more information: 828-777-6081