The Rotary Club of Blanco County is gathering coats and blankets from the Blanco community to provide to refugees in northern Mexico.
Supporting the ongoing Mission of H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty Everywhere), and under the tutelage of Mrs. Chris Cloyd, the coats and blankets will be delivered to Kaleo Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico and Rey de Reyes Methodist Church in Piedras Negras, Mexico, each of these organizations are feeding and sheltering many refugees today. Beginning in early October, the Rotary Club will place marked boxes throughout Blanco and Johnson City in such places as Lowes, churches and banks for citizens to deposit their excess coats and blankets.
The Club asks that the items be clean and in, at least, fair condition. The coat/blanket ‘drive’ will last until October 21st after which the items will be delivered to the above locations. As our community prepares for winter, please remember those less fortunate than us and donate your excess coats and blankets to help them through the winter.
This project is among the on-going projects of the Rotary Club of Blanco County whose Motto is: “Service Above Self”. The Club’s service to the Blanco community includes financial and volunteer support to our schools, human trafficking awareness education, hygiene and Save-a-Life kits distributed throughout the county.
If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, working with motivated and caring neighbors, and making our community a better place to live, contact Teri McKenzie at: We welcome you!