Rotary International (RI) District 5930 South Texas leadership team consistent with Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity International announcement in October 2017 agreed to formally partner with our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate(s) effective July 26, 2018 to address the long-term needs resulting from excessive rain and flooding that affected over 10k residential homes in Hidalgo county and nearly 5k resident homes in Cameron County in June 2018. 
In addition, RI District 5930 and Habitat for Humanity representatives agreed that joint efforts would be more effective to address the long term needs of communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.  More information will follow as our District partnership is solidified to include all Habitat for Humanity affiliates and local Rotary Clubs.
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In October 2017, Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity International announced the two organizations’ formal partnership (, as the two reputable humanitarian organizations’ values are very much aligned in serving our communities around the globe.
A win-win for both organizations, the collaboration yields numerous benefits at the local level:  
For Rotary clubs
  • Expanded opportunities for sustainable and impactful local service projects and meeting programs.
  • Leveraged relevant service opportunities to grow membership, particularly in attracting younger prospective members.
  • Gained networking opportunities with Habitat volunteers and supporters.
For Habitat affiliates
  • Increased resource development opportunities and volunteer pool for affordable home construction sites and ReStore e-commerce and retail operations.
  • Increased skill sets for Blitz build, the complete construction of a new home in nine working days.
  • Enhanced home repair programs, particularly Neighborhood Revitalization and Aging-in-Place programs for lower-income and senior homeowners.
For both
  • Enhanced outreach to the community for advocacy, recruitment, engagement and development.
  • Leveraged partnership success to boost public relations and media presence.