Update #1
8 months ago

To date, The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response fund has received more than $7.3 million in contributions. Those donations will be used by Rotary districts that need our help to provide relief to refugees and other victims of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. We have already approved more than 30 Disaster Response grants that provide basic needs such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing. Thank you for your generosity and support during this difficult time.

Pictured: Volunteers at Arena Ursynow in Warsaw, Poland, a temporary shelter for people who have fled conflict in Ukraine.

Why I am fundraising for The Rotary Foundation
More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. With your donation to The Rotary Foundation's Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and rebuild lives during this tragic time.

I was in Ukraine in the early 1990s, working in the Ukrainian Parliament and then as an attorney, assisting the working group that prepared the initial draft of the new Ukrainian post-Soviet constitution. You can see me in the photo above from those days with some of my family near the city of Ternopil in Western Ukraine. I am now deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and I am asking for your help.

In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees will prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts in and around Ukraine affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.

Disaster Response Fund

Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.

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17 donations received

AUD 50
Prita Asih
7 months ago
AUD 100
Ralph Martins
7 months ago
CAD 200
Carol Patterson
“Thinking of you John and the many Kyiv office lawyers.”
7 months ago
USD 50
Indermohan Mokha
7 months ago
USD 2,500
Rotary Club of Evanston
7 months ago
USD 100
Roland Statulevicius
8 months ago
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