Rutland South Rotary Unites for Ukraine 

Every night on the evening news we bear witness to the destruction, devastation and despair in the Ukraine. There has been a groundswell of support from organizations across the United States and globally to raise funds for Ukrainian relief. Among those who have rallied for this cause are Rotary Clubs in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire. To date, Rotary District 7870 haveraised over $150,000 to support these efforts.  


Rutland South Rotary (RSR) Club is joining their Rotarian counterparts by having a “Unite with Ukraine” Coin Drop, Saturday, May 21, from 9am-1pm, on upper Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland. Rutland South Rotarians will be lining the street with buckets in hand to collect your donations. Please look for small Ukrainian flags and sandwich board signs strategically placed on the corners of Merchants Row, West and State Streets. In addition, Rutland South Rotarians will be passing out special cards with a QR code that will enable you to donate directly to Rutland Rotary South’s website to support Ukrainian relief. They will also have a table at the Rutland County Farmer’s Market displaying a large Ukrainian flag. This event will go on rain or shine. 


All funds raised from the coin drop will go to purchase medical equipment and treatment, shelter, and food for Ukrainian refugees. 


According to Rutland South Rotarian Carolyn Crowley Meub, “Many people want to make donations to help the refugees from war-torn Ukraine, but do not know where. They want to know that their contributions will be used for helping the refugees. 100% of the proceeds from Coin Drop will go support the needs of mostly displaced women and children.”


So, gather that loose change from your purse, behind the sofa cushions, or under the car mat, and bring it to Rutland South Rotary’s “Unite with Ukraine” Coin Drop, Saturday, May 21, 9am-1pm, on Upper Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland and at the Rutland County Farmer’s Market. This is your opportunity to contribute to a global effort in helping to lessen the suffering of Ukrainian Refugees.