• From Rotary International
Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way.
Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort. Now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.
Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. By routing communications through the European Rotaract Information Centre (also known as Rotaract Europe), a multidistrict information organization that serves clubs in more than 40 countries, these young members are using the power of Rotary’s global network to direct aid where it’s needed most.
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