Rotary boosts recovery

The Charities Aid Fund America a public charity providing international grant-making solutions and services for individuals, corporations, and foundations has turned its attention to Grand Cayman, after receiving a grant in the US with the specific request that it be channelled through the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.

After an extensive qualification review, CAF America recognized the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman as an approved charity now able to receive US or Canadian tax deductible grants through CAF America, said a NRF press release.

The first funds received were from a donor who specified that the money be used for hurricane relief funding in Grand Cayman and CAF America granted $7,162 to The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. The Rotary Club in turn has handed the money over to the National Recovery Fund to be added to its funds as specified by CAF America.

The NRF has assigned the funds to electrical work on the home of George Town resident Orna McField, whose roof was also repaired by the NRF in the aftermath of the 2004 hurricane. Ms. McField has conveyed that she is overjoyed at receiving further assistance from the fund to make her living conditions fully habitable.

In receiving the funds from Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s President, David Kirkaldy, NRF’s Director of Marketing and Development Cynthia Arie said that she was delighted to see that an overseas organisation like CAF America has recognised the need and the efforts being taken in Grand Cayman to return the island to normal for all its citizens. She commended the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman for its role in getting CAF to support the island’s relief efforts.


The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands first service club, is celebrating 40 years of ‘Service Above Self’ in the Cayman Islands and encourages businesses whose USA or Canadian affiliates may wish to make a tax-deductible donation through CAF America to visit their website on, or for more information contact Rotary through [email protected] or Box 802 GT.