Sebastopol’s sister city in Ukraine, Chyhyryn, has been spared war-related damage and destruction but they are affected nonetheless. Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons have fled other areas of Ukraine and settled in Chyhyryn. Sebastopol World Friends has coordinated generously donated funds to support various projects in Chyhyryn since the Russian aggression escalated in 2022. These projects include purchase of generators, upgrades to the city water distribution system, kindergarten and youth center equipment, stoves and cooking equipment, hospital laboratory equipment, and, most recently, sorely needed surgical equipment.
Over $60,000 in support has been generously provided by the Sebastopol community thus far to our sister city.
This fall, we aim to help purchase solid fuel heaters for a large dormitory building to house families displaced by the war in Chyhyryn. The total needed for this purchase is over $13,000. Already, Sebastopol Rotary and Rotary members have generously donated over $7,000 to make this project happen. We are reaching out to our community to help fund the remainder.
Please consider a donation to the Stand With Ukraine Fund at Sebastopol World Friends to make this purchase happen before winter really starts. https://sebastopolwf.org/donate-to-support-chyhyryn-ukraine/
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