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The Santa Clarita Rotary Club raised more than $800 for the Triumph Foundation at the Annual Pancake Breakfast on the Fourth of July.

In addition to raising $803 in a tip jar designated for Triumph Foundation donations, the club served an extra 100 meals.

“I have been blown away by the way this community rallies around people in need, in general and for us,” said Andrew Skinner, executive director of the Triumph Foundation. “We have always been a small charity and now we have been put on a map if you will in town. We have been totally humbled by everyones support and generosity.”

Pancake BreakfastA fire at Edd’s Mini Storage devastated the local nonprofit on June 25 when it ripped through a storage unit which housed over 50 care packages and supplies.

“Once the tragedy happened to him, we decided to do a tip jar,” said Dave Reeves, Santa Clarita Rotary Club member. “We decided we are going to do it every year and honor a different nonprofit foundation.”

The Triumph Foundation suffered an estimated $10,000 in damages with no fire insurance when the 18 units caught on fire.

“My heart goes out to the 17 other individuals and families who lost their things in the fire,” said Skinner. “My goal is after getting through our next fundraiser, is to try to do something to help out others who were victims in this fire.”

The cause of the fire was inconclusive, according to Skinner.

The Rotary Clubs donations will help to rebuild the care packages which were lost and replenish inventory that Triumph uses at events.

Pancake BreakfastThe Santa Clarita Rotary Club was founded over 50 years ago and aims to give back to the community.

This year the club’s foundation was able to give six, $1,000 checks to nonprofits in Santa Clarita.

“Rotary [members] are big givers and that’s what we are all about, service above self,” said Reeves.

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  1. Way to go, Rotary! Thanks for supporting Triumph!

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