Local Support Grows for Ukrainian Refugees


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For immediate release – April 21, 2022

Local Support Grows for Ukrainian Refugees

Dozens of Kenora residents take on challenge to help those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

A Kenora-based organization has been formed and the process is underway to support Ukraine and its refugees. Kenora Supports Ukraine (“KSU”) is encouraging local community members and businesses to lend a hand.

Co-chaired by Peter Kirby and Nathan Moncrief, KSU has been in contact with several Ukrainian individuals and families seeking assistance. Ukrainians fleeing the war can apply to live and work in Canada for up to three years. KSU seeks to provide practical help and financial assistance to those resettling or transitioning in Kenora while they rebuild their lives.

KSU has formed committees to oversee efforts in fundraising, support/settlement, healthcare, employment, education, and housing. Those interested in helping are encouraged to contact the Coordinating Committee at [email protected].

St. Alban’s Cathedral has agreed to accept donations and will issue charitable receipts for those in excess of $20. Donations by way of cheques can be made out to St. Alban’s Cathedral, with Kenora Supports Ukraine in the memo line. A website and an online portal to accept donations will be forthcoming.

Notes:

KSU’s mission is to assist Ukrainian refugees settling and transitioning in Kenora. For more information, please visit www.kenorasupports.com. The Coordinating Committee can be contacted at [email protected]. Media enquires can be directed to Nathan Moncrief at (204) 807-0404. General enquires can be directed to Darlene Hiebert at (431) 337-4304.