In the wake of Hurricane Ida, Katina Summers worked through her association with the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish to assist residents.
“Katina, our grants chair, worked hard to secure disaster relief funds,” Kelsey Pollock, Rotary’s public relations chair, said. “She was also integral in the uniform replacement donation we did.”
Summers, who was recently awarded the Rotary Spirit of Service Award, worked with the SCP School Board to identify the biggest needs of local students after the storm. The result was $3,500 worth of donated uniforms. She also helped to secure $5,000 of aid for the Wetlands Watchers Program.
Summers was born and raised in Grand Isle, where she said she experienced her fair share of hurricane-related disasters.
“Storms are nothing new to me, but living here in Montz I didn’t expect to experience that here,” she said. “It was very humbling. I’m happy to help though … I would do it again in a heartbeat. That’s how I was raised … after a disaster, even as a child, I was out there helping.”
Summers said she has enjoyed her membership with the Rotary Club.
“I like being a part of Rotary,” she said. “I enjoy the members and the group. While we’re helping and doing things we have fun. It’s enjoyable to do hard work for the community.”