The Meridian Rotary Club on Monday recognized groups that are making a difference in the community.
The Civic Club raises money each year to give to these groups.
Among the beneficiaries are The Salvation Army, State Games of Mississippi, Love's Kitchen, American Red Cross, Hope Village, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Lauderdale and 4-H Leadership Youth.
"One thing we really enjoy doing also is contributing funds to local charitable organizations, and we're just glad that we can have several of them here with us today, because we want to disperse some of the money we've raised for them," said Rotary President Roger Burke.
The Meridian Rotary Club also supports an international effort to eradicate polio.