Masks for Franklin Primary Health and United Way Agencies

Early in the pandemic, Rotary Club of Mobile, with funds from a special COVID Rotary District 6880 Grant, ordered 1000 masks for distribution to area non-profits. The masks were emblazoned with the word “Rotary” and the Rotary symbol. This symbol is known throughout the world for representing “People of Action” working to solve endemic health and community problems.


Wisely, President Tom McGehee and chose the United Way of Southwest Alabama as the recipient of the first 1000 masks. United Way was able to distribute the masks to the following partner agencies:

  • Wilmer Hall Children’s Home
  • VOA Southeast, Via Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile
  • Penelope House
  • Mulherin Home
  • Mobile Community Action
  • The Learning Tree
  • The Child Advocacy Center
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Alabama
  • The Arc of Clarke County
  • Alpha Women’s Resource Center
  • ECI-The Arc of Southwest Alabama
  • Home of Grace for Women
  • Crittenton Youth Services
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast

Later, with moneys from an annual District 6880 Grant, President Claire McCarron provided a new batch of Rotary “People of Action” masks to Franklin Primary Health Clinic for use by their non-medical staff. All agencies were appreciative of the masks.

Rotary District Grants “fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in the community.” The club has to apply each year for a district grant and is expected to complete the project within the fiscal year of the grant.

President Claire McCarron makes a presentation of face masks to Shalounda Stiell, Director of Operations for Franklin Primary Health Center.


President Tom McGehee makes a presentation of Rotary face masks to United Way of Southwest Alabama, Katherine Pitman receiving.