Our Rotary Foundation at Work
TRF Establishes Two Temporary Relief Funds for Pakistan and Ukraine

from Anne Glenn, District Chair, The Rotary Foundation

As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary continually takes action to help communities in need. In that spirit, The Rotary Foundation has established two temporary funds to support immediate relief efforts in Pakistan and Ukraine. In Pakistan, a severe monsoon season has caused devastating floods and affected millions of people. In Ukraine, the ongoing war has led to a continued humanitarian crisis. 
The Pakistan Flood Response Fund will help communities recover from the disaster that displaced people and destroyed crops. It will accept contributions, including District Designated Funds, until 31 December 2023 and distribute grants until 30 June 2024 or until the funds are spent. Any unused money will be transferred to the general Disaster Response Fund.

The Ukraine Response Fund will also accept contributions, including District Designated Funds, to support grants for districts affected by the war. It will operate on the same schedule as the Pakistan fund, accepting donations until 31 December 2023 and awarding grants until 30 June 2024 or until the money is spent. Any unused funds will also be transferred to the Disaster Response Fund.

Interested in helping Districts affected by the flooding in Pakistan or the war in Ukraine? You can:

  1. Donate to the Pakistan Flood Response Fund or the Ukraine Response Fund 
  2. Learn more about both funds and how to apply for disaster response grants 
  3. Fundraise among your colleagues, friends, and family using Raise for Rotary

Posted by Anne Glenn
February 5, 2023


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