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Hope Civitan Club Celebrates International Day of Service

By Staff, 08/14/20 7:42 AM

 Hope Civitan Club members delivered watermelons to five Rainbow of Challenges residential facilities on Saturday, July 25, as part of Civitan International’s Day of Service to vulnerable communities – the elderly, long-term care patients, or those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  

     The day of service was in conjunction with the annual Civitan International Convention, which was to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but became a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Civitan Clubs worldwide were encouraged to do a service project for those who aren’t  able to vacation or even leave their homes because of the pandemic.  Many clubs used a “Beach Bash” theme, bringing the beach to the individuals they served; but, since the Hope Watermelon Festival had to be cancelled, Hope Civitans decided to bring watermelons.
     Watermelons were delivered to ROC’s Omega Home, North Town, Hilltop Place, South Park, and Parkview Apartments.  Two to four watermelons were given to each facility, depending on the number of individuals residing there.
     Civitan International has a special focus on individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and supports the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) in Birmingham, Alabama, where brain research is conducted in an effort to find causes and preventions of those disabilities.
     The Hope Civitan Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, but is currently meeting on-line because of COVID-19.