On a cold March 2, 2023, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood was pleased to donate $2,000 to the Durham Ukrainian Relief Project, to assist the Project volunteers who are helping 2,000 Ukrainians settle within Durham Region, it was announced today by Linda Porritt, Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood.

In the photo, L to R: Rev. Father Petro Tesnov, pastor of St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Brady Bodley, Chair of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood's Community Service Committee, and Linda Porritt, Past President of the Rotary Club.....

Their needs are growing every day. The volunteers in the Durham Ukrainian Relief Project try their best to raise more funds in order to help those that need it the most, by providing wellness opportunities through their food bank and many programs to serve children, individuals and families who experience financial and social challenges.

The Durham Ukrainian Relief Project created numerous teams to provide services and assistance to displaced Ukrainians in the following areas: immigration, legal aid, support for dealing with government programs, transportation, accommodation, financial Aid, Health care, translation, education, employment help, food and clothing, among others.

To support this noble cause, the Durham Ukrainian Relief Fund has been created. To date, thanks to generous donations and support, the Durham Ukrainian Relief Project volunteers have collected $115,000 of which $25,000 has already been distributed to Ukrainian newcomers for their immediate needs such as food, shelter, medical exams, etc.

Brady Bodley, chair of the Rotary Club’s Community Services Committee said, “The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is pleased to support the Durham Ukrainian Relief Project – an initiative of Durham region political figures, the Ukrainian community of Durham region and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Durham Region Branch.”

“If you would like to help, host a family or volunteer and join project please contact them by email: ukr.relief@gmail.com or by phone: 204-333-8435 and let them know about it. Your support is much appreciated because together we are stronger and when the community is united, great things happen,” Brady Bodley added.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood encourages everyone to make a donation to the Durham Ukrainian Relief Fund by going to