Rotary District 5080 and The Rotaract Club of the Palouse supported families impacted by the fires in Malden and Pine City with a clothing drive and gift card fundraiser.  
 
“Our Rotaract Club is comprised of students from the University of Idaho and Washington State University as well as community members,” said Rotaract Club President Katrina Barlass. “It is important for us to come together with Rotary and with our members to support these communities with our efforts.”
 
In November, the club collected new and gently used clothing and were awarded two small grants through Rotary District 5080 partnerships to provide $650 in gift cards to local businesses.   Purchasing items from the list of need on the Whitman County Sheriff’s website, the group was able to take a carload of new and gently used items long with gift cards for groceries to the United Way of Whitman County for distribution. 
 
The Rotaract Club of the Palouse is a youth-based Rotary Club, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.  Rotary District 5080 is based in parts of Washington/Idaho and British Columbia B.C.  Cash funds were collected through the Rotary District Community Service fund.