At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Our club met on Tuesday, March 8th, to discuss how our club, and how individual club members, could support the people of Ukraine during this crisis. Our club will be making a donation to ShelterBox Canada to help address the many Ukrainian people who have become refugees. Click the "read more" button below to see three ways you can help.
1. Read and spread information about the situation in Ukraine only from verified and credible sources

The Kyiv Independent and Kyiv Post are two news sources from Ukraine that report in English we encourage you all to read their incredible reporting during the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

The Kyiv Independent
Website: https://kyivindependent.com
Twitter for more immediate updates and reporting

Kyiv Post
Website: https://www.kyivpost.com
Twitter for more immediate updates and reporting

2. Donate

ShelterBox Canada is urgently appealing for funds to support innocent civilians whose lives are being torn apart. Homes in Ukraine have been damaged or destroyed. The UN is reporting hundreds of thousands of people on the move inside the country or trying to leave. They are predicting as many as 12 million people may need humanitarian assistance inside Ukraine.

Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Fund.  Please follow the link for more information about how funds will be used.  The Foundation Trustees recently announced that all donations to the Fund between now and April 30, 2022 will be used for our response in Ukraine.  Rotary Districts in and adjacent to Ukraine will be eligible to apply for the funds.
 
3. Petition

Rotary members and others can sign a petition created by the Rotary Action Group for Peace here: Petition · ROTARIANS SAY NO TO WAR · Change.org  Contact Alison Sutherland, Director, Rotary Action Group for Peace at ypalison@yahoo.co.uk for more information on the petition.

Write to your MP to urge the Canadian government to take action during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.