District 1070 Donations to Ukrainian Relief

Analyisis of donations and expenditure

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AID TO UKRAINE FUND

Early in March 22, as the impact of the Russian invasion became clear, it becaome evident that D1070 clubs wished to make cash donations to Rotary Clubs in and around Ukraine which were involved in refugee relief.   As a result a "spare" Foundation bank account, which had previously been used for a Global Grant, was opened to receive donations for Ukraine.  We resolved to distribute the money as early as possible to alleviate the suffering which could be seen every evening on our TV screens and our first donation was made only 2 days after the "Aid to Ukraine" fund was opened thereafter donations were made regularly as soon as 5 or 6 thousand pounds had accumulated in our fund.  Our most recent donation was made just in time for Xmas on 22 December 22.  
Our earliest donations were sent to the Polish National Rotary relief fund operated by RC Zamosc; we then donated to the smaller and less organised Romanian relief operation through a variety of clubs and also via volunteers from our District eClub who were active in Poland in bringing aid to refugees.  Finally, we made contact with the RC Kyiv International through whom we channeled all our later donations which were mainly employed in equipping shelters .
Below is an analysis of donations collected and disbursed:
Disbursed

Poland (RC Zamosc)         £34,535

Romania (various clubs)    £26,795

RC Kyiv International         £42,715

District eClub volunteers    £ 4,000

Total                                 £108,045

Received

Clubs and individuals        £84,023

DRGs & District grants      £24,030

Total                                £108,053

Balance                                     £8 

Hugh Holden, DRFC,

25 Dec 22

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