Since February 24th, we have all seen on the news the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian women, children and elderly, who have had to flee their country as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The neighboring countries of Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, etc. have been flooded with these refugees who are uncertain when they may ever return to their homes…if their homes even still exist.  Around the world, people are asking and wondering, “What can we do to help?”

Our goal:
$25,000 to help struggling families

What we are doing

Fortunately, due to a former Foothills Rotary Exchange Student, Anastazia Semancakova, we have a connection with Rotary Club Spisska Nova Ves (RI club number 50182) who are involved in assisting Ukraine under Rotary District 2240 Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.

Our Fort Collins Rotary Quad Clubs are partnering with Rotary Club Spisska Nova Ves in which the District Governor has appointed his responsible coordinators. The coordinators directly manage specific assistance to refugees from Ukraine who are in the Czech Republic and in the Slovak Republic.

Anastazia’s mother, Olga Semancakova, is working with Rotary Club Spisska Nova Ves to focus on helping children from Ukraine who live and go to school in Spisska Nova Ves. There are currently about 200 children from Ukraine (and growing) who attend kindergartens and primary schools, and it is necessary to provide them with school supplies, clothes, shoes and other expenses including food and housing.

Tie your donation to Bruce Hottman's Ride Across America

Foothills Rotarian, Bruce Hottman, has agreed to allow us to use his two-month bike ride across America as a catalyst for giving.  Individuals can make a certain donation per mile (3900 miles) or simply make a flat donation towards the Ukrainian Relief Fund.

How to contribute
You can contribute to this effort by scanning the QR code to the left or clicking the button below. Then select "Ukraine Relief Fund" from the list.
If you prefer to write a check, write it to Foothills Rotary Foundation and give it to Jan McKenzie or mail to
        PO Box 2732451
        Fort Collins  CO  80527
Thank you!

Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact:

Wynn Washle, Ph.D.
Foothills Rotary Club, President-Elect Designate