Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 09, 2022
To provide relief for the people of Ukraine and refugees from there to neighbouring countries, The Rotary Foundation's disaster response fund is supporting Rotary districts and clubs in Poland and other countries adjacent to Ukraine for immediate assistance of refugees. So far Rotary has raised $1.1 million and counting to support clubs responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Donations can be made to Ukraine relief funds and Rotarians can make a personal donation, and receive a Canadian tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow credit through The Rotary Foundation fund.
As Rotary International CEO John Hewko reports, "Two of the most difficult aspects during a humanitarian crisis are communication and coordination around supplies. I’m proud to share that Rotaract Europe (young professionals and university students in Rotary) has accomplished both. Within 48 hours, its Supplies Team, consisting of 60 members from across ten countries, developed a matching tool that quickly links demand for goods on site with the supplies inventory."
Ukrainian refugees are shown boarding a minivan, sponsored by Rotary District 2231 in Poland, for transport to a safe location in Poland. 
Sign in window of Polish Rotary minivan
transporting refugees from Ukraine to safe
Food and supplies from Rotary in Poland to people
of Ukraine
Rotary District 2231 Poland donated over a thousand packages with everything needed for Ukrainian mothers with small children who are standing in line at the border in the cold under the bare sky to escape the war to Poland.