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The population of Ukraine is larger than Canada and the country is less than half the size of British Columbia. Over 8 million people have been displaced and crossed borders to other countries. An additional 5.4 million evacuated their homes, seeking shelter in other parts of Ukraine, because over 15 thousand apartment buildings have been damaged. This is equivalent to everyone in British Columbia and Alberta leaving their homes. More civilians have been killed in the conflict than currently live in Summerland.
• As more families arrive, we will need clothing and household goods.
• Automotive expertise to assist in evaluating, inspecting and locating suitable vehicles.
• Automotive business to provide affordable repair and maintenance assistance.
• Affordable rental housing for short and long-term accommodation.
• Hosts to provide temporary housing.
• Medical providers who will offer physical, dental and psychological support services.
Escaping Ukraine was risky but necessary
This is the fourth installment in the Penticton Herald's five-part series about local efforts to help Ukrainian refugees. Today the paper profiles the work of an Ukraine Nightingale Project partner organization, Ukrainian Canadian Volunteers Association, which is also...
Dancing to Save Culture
Unable to physically combat invading Russian forces, John Stadnyk has selected education and cultural enhancement as his weapons of choice. Stadnyk, a third-generation Ukrainian, is the touring director for the Calgary-based Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Society whose junior...
I Just Couldn’t Sit Back And Watch.
This is the second in a Penticton Herald 5 part series on the work of the Ukrainian Nightingale Project. See: https://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_27a5b5c2-b205-11ed-b5a3-4be76c8ff8be.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share.
The Penticton Herald writes about our upcoming fundraising events. See: https://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_01797522-acc0-11ed-987d-53d0513824a0.html .
UNP’s medical lead organized a free dental assessment by a dental hygienists from Interior Health, as well as a lesson in oral care and hygiene. SOSS kindly allowed us to use a classroom so that the the kids from the two families could all be seen together.
Oliver Helping Ukrainians
The Town of Oliver is making a special contribution in support of the Ukraine Nightingale Project. See more: https://www.timeschronicle.ca/oliver-council-helps-ukrainians-settle-here/ .
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