2pm, details to follow.
To all clubs,
We have been asked by some clubs if we are going to do anything to help in the relief of the Ukraine refugees, we are going to suggest that rather than clubs doing any fundraising and sending it into the office it would be more efficient if clubs did their own thing and sent it to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) and then let Head Office know how much they contributed and we would gather the information together and see in total how much our clubs have sent.
The DEC is made up of 15 charities including The Red Cross, Save the Children and Oxfam. All of these charities are well known to us and right now they need our help.
Our club members have always been very generous with their time and efforts for many charities but we think on this occasion we should all work together once more as we did for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across the country have had devastating consequences for ordinary people. Homes have been destroyed. Families have been separated. Lives have been lost.
At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry.
DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.
Please don’t think you should wait until you have a goodly amount before you donate, funds are needed now so just keep donating. Let the National Association of Women’s Clubs do what they are good at: helping others.
Thanking you in anticipation of your help
Chris and the Committee