The Rotary Club noted that Newton and the UCC-Niagara work with the community to help find employment, get documentation, and make use of translation services for Ukrainian newcomers, as well as support Ukrainian children settling into new schools.
The dawn of 2024 has seen local charities anticipating a busy year. The Fonthill Rotary Club is no exception. Earlier this month, the Rotary Chapter presented a $1,500 cheque to Irene Newton, the Niagara Chapter President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
The funds will be utilized in support of Ukrainian people who now reside in the Niagara Region, as well as those who are continuing to arrive in Canada as a result of the war with Russia. During a recent meeting, Newton shared some of the work that the local branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress is doing to help Ukrainians.
“The UCC-Niagara Chapter applied for support from Rotary through the fall round of community applications,” the Rotary Fonthill explained in a recent media comment. “The funds by the Rotary Club will assist the organization in providing direct support for Ukrainian newcomers here in Niagara. This will include purchasing items such as mattresses, tables, food medication and clothing.”
The Rotary Club noted that Newton and the UCC-Niagara work with the community to help find employment, get documentation, and make use of translation services for Ukrainian newcomers, as well as support Ukrainian children settling into new schools. The UCC-Niagara also works to engage newcomers from Ukraine to help support the understanding and sharing of culture and traditions.
Established in 1941, the UCC has supported Canada’s community of more than a million Ukrainian residents by upholding human rights, promoting cultural appreciation and defending Canadian values during times of war and peace. Those interested in learning more about UCC, or getting involved in a local chapter, are invited to visit their website.
Those who would like to donate or support the Fonthill Rotary Club can do so at the following link: Rotary Club of Fonthill.
Nick Redekop completed his Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies at Brock University. He has previously served in municipal and federal politics. In his free time, Nick enjoys following sports, taking part in outdoor activities, and reading biographies. Nick resides in Niagara Falls