More than 3 million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number could grow to as many as 5 million people displaced. Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world have stepped up their relief work, some working on the ground to help displaced families.
Four SJC Rotarians put up a total of $20,000 as a challenge for the rest of the club members to match for Ukrainian Relief. To date, the total raised, now in excess of $36,000, is on track to fulfill the challenge.
The donations are made to The Rotary Foundation - Disaster Response Fund and are part of the $3.2 million in contributions already received. These funds are being distributed to Rotary districts that apply for Disaster Response grants and will be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis, including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.
To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:
Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.
Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here.