Rotary and Ukraine
Since February 24, 2022, our world has been turned upside down! The horrific scenes of destruction, death, and displacement caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine have shocked the world.
Living lives of comfort and relative safety in America, it’s impossible to imagine the agony and frustration experienced by the citizens of Ukraine, their family members around the world, and those forced to leave their destroyed homes and cities. We all feel helpless when we see other human beings in distress, and we instinctively want to do something.
Fortunately, The Rotary Foundation has several ways to provide immediate aid to those suffering in Ukraine now, through its Disaster Response Fund, working with and through the network of Rotary clubs and districts in Eastern Europe, and around the world. Donations to The Rotary Foundation are being distributed to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and to assist in meeting the needs of the more than 3 million refugees in Eastern Europe.
Your donation today to The Rotary Foundation can help to provide:
- Immediate relief of hunger through food distribution programs;
- Shelter through rent assistance, short term refugee housing, and resettlement assistance;
- Distribution of water, food, medicine, and clothing to support refugees;
- Provision of hygiene supplies such as disinfectants, cleaning supplies, and childcare equipment for babies and families fleeing the bombing.
Rotary clubs in the impacted districts are mobilizing everything in their power to bring aid, comfort, and peace to the region and Rotarians are collaborating with partners to ensure that we effectively address current humanitarian needs. Elsewhere in the region, Rotarians are assisting by providing sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and groundsheets to provide warmth.
To learn more about Rotary’s response, please find the donor response form above. For more information visit www.rotary.org
The Rotary Foundation is responding to this humanitarian crisis with the help of over 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. We can all be instruments of peace in our troubled world. As the song says:
“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”
--Ellen Young, Member PFP
Thank you for your generosity.