Rick Gibson
President's Message
April 28, 2020

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Los Angeles area, the Rotary Club of Los Angeles Foundation has committed $50,000 to support a project to aid frontline healthcare service providers in the fight against the coronavirus.

The Foundation has joined forces with SoCal Litigation Support Services, the law firm of Sheppard Mullin, a local group of volunteer healthcare professionals and several corporations to launch a major volunteer service project to produce and distribute 5,000 high-quality face shields to front line healthcare professionals.

Additional donations to this fund are expected to greatly increase the scale of this project, allowing the LA5 Foundation to achieve its goal of producing up to 30,000 shields.

The LA5 Cares team is coordinating a robust distributed assembly line.To achieve the maximum output, this project will require multiple clubs working together in unprecedented ways. Drivers and assembly teams, all working in isolation, must work in sync to make this important project successful.

I have never been more inspired by LA5 than I am right now. Rotarians are springing into action, making connections, thinking like entrepreneurs, working overtime and joyfully rising to this challenge.

Thank you, LA5.

Rick Gibson
President, Rotary Club of Los Angeles
2019 - 2020