Rotary responds...
The national flower of Ukraine is the sunflower, grown on its central and eastern steppes since the middle of the 18th century, cultivated for its seeds, which are eaten as a snack, or crushed into oil, a key ingredient in cooking and an export product of vital importance.
Thanks to a generous donation by Vesey’s, we sold packets of sunflower seeds to raise over $7,400 towards humanitarian relief for refugees from Ukraine. Joining our efforts were the Rotary Clubs of Burns Lake, Whistler, and New Westminster, raising a further $6,000 or so!
As this summer progresses, we’ll want to see and share pictures of your sunflowers so will also be holding a photo contest - KMax has already given us gift cards for prizes!
In the meantime, follow this page on the Rotary International website to see how Rotary Responds:
Thank you to Cam's Chimney Services and Big Country Printers whoe contributions to this project means that all proceeds goes to the intended cause!