Removing Medical Barriers





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Calexico

Total Budget: $7,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: Rotarians providing assistance to community members needing medical treatment outside of Imperial County

The Calexico Rotary Club is located in Imperial County, an underserved border community, with an unemployment rate of close to 30 percent. Calexico is one of the cities in California with high rates of cancer, diabetes, asthma and obesity. In addition to these challenges, Imperial County has limited access to specialized medical care.

One of Calexico Rotary Club's goal is to remove/eliminate barriers and support the health needs of Calexico residents needing specialized medical treatment outside of the Imperial County.

Our goal is to provide a helping hand to underprivileged community members who are seeking recommended medical treatment outside of our county. We want to reduce/eliminate barriers and the stress that comes with the economic impact when having to travel outside of the county for required/recommended medical treatment.

The Calexico Rotarians propose to partner with community-based organizations such as The Cancer Research Center of the Desert and Amigos De Alejandro. These CBOs provide services to children, women and men of Calexico seeking specialized cancer treatment in San Diego, Riverside and other surrounding areas. This collaboration will focus on pooling resources to provide transportation, meal and lodging vouchers.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Calexico

Primary Contact: Hortencia Armendariz

Email: harmendariz@cusdk12.org

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Hortencia Armendariz

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Hortencia Armendariz

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Hortencia Armendariz

System Entry: Project signed by Hortencia Armendariz.


by Hortencia Armendariz

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - George Maquez added to the list of signatories.


by George Maquez

System Entry: Project signed by George Maquez.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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