It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. Here's how you can help: Donate to The Rotary Foundation's (RI) Disaster Response Fund | Click on "Read more" to hear from fellow community members whose families have been impacted and a special message from John Germ, Rotary Foundation (RI) Trustee Chair 2021-2022. 
A message from John Germ, Rotary Foundation (RI) Trustee Chair 2021-2022
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary International has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help. Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until April 30, 2022, to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited Disaster Response Grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.
Half a million people have fled Ukraine and are in dire need of emergency aid. The United Nations estimates that number of refugees 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. With your donation to our Disaster Response Fund, we can support communities and help rebuild lives during this tragic time.
A message from your local Rotary Club #14
Members of Rotary 14 join with Rotarians around the world in expressing their concern for the people of Ukraine. On March 1, two Ukrainians who are affiliated with Nebraska Wesleyan University shared their personal thoughts and concerns with the Club. Yuliia Iziumova and Viktor Khanzhyn talked about family still in the country and how they are doing what they can to protect themselves yet at the same time to help others. Viktor shared that in addition to expressions of concern and prayers, the one thing that the people of the United States could do at this point would be to donate to relief efforts helping the people of Ukraine. Yuliia’s personal thoughts and concerns were shared in a story in the Lincoln Journal Star on February 26. In that story, she shared about a brief conversation she had with her mother after the Russian invasion began. “It was really hard to have that conversation. Nobody wants to admit this is real. Everyone wanted to believe the war would not happen. It was the hardest night of my life.”