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DOWNEY – Downey Kiwanis Foundation president Jerry Wetzstein recently delivered a $80,000 check to the Kiwanis International Foundation in support of the Eliminate Project, a global effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
“This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year,” Kiwanis officials said.
The $80,000 donation will provided approximately 44,000 vaccines to 25 countries that still suffer from tetanus.
Kiwanis Club of Downey is one of only four clubs in California to pledge $100,000 to the cause. With the foundation’s contribution and several projects and fundraisers planned throughout the year, the Kiwanis Club of Downey is confident it can raise more than $100,000.
Kiwanis Club of Downey meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and the second, fourth and fifth Thursday at noon. Meetings are held at the Rio Hondo Event Center.
Details are also online at kiwanisofdowney.org.
Published: May 15, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 05