Economic hardship is often a less visible beast than natural disaster. When Rotarians around the world watched news accounts of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake , many of them responded by raising millions of dollars, pounds, Euros and yen for ShelterBox and other relief efforts. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the southeast United States,thousands of Rotarians invested personal time to help with cleanup and rebuilding projects. The visual devastation on the web and on television moved us to action. But economic challenges are usually less visible, because they are often more personal. Buildings don't usually get destroyed. We don't see the people affected as much as we see the charts and statistics.
So although economic turmoil is perhaps visually less startling, what has inspired you to make a difference for people affected by job loss - locally and globally? What events have moved you and your club to take action on new projects that were not on your radar two years ago? How are you making your response to economic hardship more visible in your community?
Let's hear from you!