Quantcast

Rotarians hope to end polio now - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Rotarians hope to end polio now

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La. -
The Rotary Club of Shreveport is making steps to end polio now. 
On Tuesday, guest speaker John Germ urged members to stop the spread of polio.
 
Since 1988, Rotary and its partners have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children. 
Tremendous progress has been made, yet polio continues to threaten hard-to-reach areas around the world. 
"Polio does have the opportunity to come into the United States and so until we eradicate it from the world all the children are vulnerable. We need to save the children," said Germ.
 
"I've seen it in some of my travels throughout the world and it's still there. It needs to be stopped and it can be stopped," said Rotarian Gene Richardson.
Donations to the "End Polio Now" campaign are welcome from everyone.
 
To give, call the Rotary Club of Shreveport at (318) 221-3053, email shreveportrotary@gmail.com or visit this link
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Fire Investigators working to determine what caused an early morning blaze

    Fire Investigators working to determine what caused an early morning blaze

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:27:39 GMT
    A house fire keeps local fire crews busy early this morning.
    A house fire keeps local fire crews busy early this morning.
  • Bowie County Schools Looking for Bus Drivers

    Bowie County Schools Looking for Bus Drivers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:25:52 GMT
    The Bowie County School system will host a job fair for bus drivers this morning.
    The Bowie County School system will host a job fair for bus drivers this morning.
  • KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

    KTBS 3 Storm Team Forecast

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:25:35 GMT
    7 Day Forecast7 Day Forecast

     Here's the 7 day forecast.

     Here's the 7 day forecast.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File