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Rotary member cuts hair to raise $130,000 for Polio Plus

Left: Maria Rodriguez with her normal look. Right: Maria after a $130,000 haircut.

By Ernesto Paredes

At the Rotary District 5890 (Houston) Conference held in San Antonio last Saturday, April 28, 2018, one of the participants made a personal sacrifice to raise a large sum of money for Rotary’s major project, Polio Plus.

The conference was called On the River, A Fiesta Of Service. During the Governors Banquet, Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotarian Maria Rodriguez took the initiative of “Service above Self” and asked one of the members if he would donate $10,000 to help rededicate the fight against Polio. If so, she would shave her hair. He took the challenge and so did others present and within 30 minutes she raised $130,000.00 for the Polio Plus Foundation.