Rotary Club of Easton Funds Database for Growing Talbot Interfaith Shelter

rotary grant presentaion 05-29-13 (400 x 267)The Rotary Club of Easton Youth and Community Fund awarded Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) $1500 for the purchase of Trail Blazer, a non-profit, cloud positioned database. This much needed piece of technology will assist TIS in management of shelter volunteers, donors and events by tracking, fundraising, emailing, mail-merge, accounting and more.

TIS is a voluntary emergency service in Talbot County, MD. It is dedicated to both providing safe temporary shelter to men, women and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community.

TIS is moving forward with optimism to provide a year-round shelter to help house, feed and prepare the homeless to become self-reliant. The current rotating, volunteer-based shelter model is restrictive, both in capacity and the type of homeless population we are able to serve. In conjunction with the Housing Authority of Talbot, TIS is currently evaluating the feasibility of a permanent homeless shelter in Talbot County. As TIS expands to meet the needs of the community, the technology generously provided by the Rotary Club of Easton is fundamental to the implementing this growth.

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public foundation designated as a 501(c)(3) charity. Please contact Kathy Hanna, TIS Development Director, at 410-829-3560 if you would like to support TIS efforts.

In photo: Rotary Club of Easton Youth and Community Fund Board presents Talbot Interfaith Shelter with $1500 grant during a recent luncheon at the River House at Easton Club. Pictured left to right: John Hurt (Rotary), Mark Williams (TIS), Jackie Wilson (Rotary), Bob Greenlee (Rotary), Kathy Hanna (TIS Development Director), Bruce Armistead (Rotary), Jack Baker (Rotary) and John Flohr (Rotary).