Rotary in Action In Wartime Ukraine

Since the start of the war Sonoma County Rotary Clubs have partnered with a local Rotary Club in Santa Rosa’s Ukrainian Sister City to deliver much-needed humanitarian support through their network of all-volunteer Rotarians in Ukraine.

Thanks to generous support of our Rotary Clubs and community, to date our partnership with the Rotary Club of Cherkasy-Centre has raised $275,000, of which $185,000 was used for 6,000 specialized first-aid kits and critical medical supplies, and $90,000 for emergency power generators and batteries.

Power equipment is sourced and transferred from Germany via our partners in the Rotary Club of Rosenheim-Innstadt, who with our Ukrainian partners ensure the direct 1,200-mile transport of all supplies to Cherkasy.

As we approach winter our Ukrainian Rotary partners have prioritized two areas for our continued support:

• $25,000 for children’s trauma relief

• $50,000 for emergency power equipment for refugee and medical centers.

Please join us in helping the people of Ukraine by donating to this special fund, exclusively used for this purpose.


Send your tax-deductible donation today!

Donate via PayPal or Credit Card using the Donate button or scanning the QR code:
Checks to Santa Rosa East Rotary Foundation
PO Box 2785, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Write “Ukraine” on the memo line
Contact: 707-494-9249
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Tax ID# 68-0374168

Your generous contribution will make a difference in saving lives.

An ongoing partnership among the Rotary Clubs of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa East/West, Healdsburg, Rosenheim-Innstadt (Germany) and Cherkasy-Centre (Ukraine).

Unreliable power presents countless challenges, whether in the operating room of a field hospital, health clinic or refugee center.  Last winter Sonoma County Rotary Clubs with our Rotary partners in Rosenheim-Innstadt, Germany delivered over 7 tons of 140 life-saving units for emergency power through our all-volunteer network of Rotarians.

As winter approaches, we urgently seek another $50,000+ of emergency power equipment for Ukraine’s local hospitals, rural outpatient clinics and refugee centers.

Imagine your child or grandchild having to endure the horrors of bombardment and displacement.  Because of its central, relatively safe location, the Cherkasy region has become home to thousands of refugees. 

Rotary volunteers and specialists need $25,000 to create support and rehabilitation services for refugee children and other vulnerable youth, with ongoing programs that offer trauma relief for both 5-7 year olds and 8-11 year olds. 

Funds will establish a dedicated center at a local sanitorium, as well as create content and materials for expanding services to the surrounding region.