Rotary still saving lives around the world

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 09:16 AM.

Crawford’s group teamed up with Rotary brothers and sisters from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, France and the U.S. Virgin Islands along with the local members of District 3080 in India who all came together to support the cause.

During the 12-day February trip to Chandigarh, Crawford and 27 fellow workers celebrated World Immunization Day.

On Feb. 25 they invited locals to bring their children to be immunized with two drops of an oral vaccine. The following day the group went door-to-door to immunize children who couldn’t come to their station.

Crawford’s group was one of many teams in India and during World Immunization Day 172 million children were treated across the country.

Another member of the group, Cynde Covington of Jacksonville, helped coordinate the trip for the Rotarians and praised the team for its hard work and dedication.

“It was one of the best teams we’ve ever had,” said Covington of the group, whose members ranged from 26 to 81 years of age.

This was the third trek to India for Covington and her husband.

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