Students at Manor College were recently inspired to serve injured Ukrainians after listening to a Ukrainian Dialogue Session at the university. At this session, Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Congresswoman, challenged every person in the audience to take action on the events that are occurring in Ukraine. Norma Hall, former Rotaract Club advisor at the university, took matters into her own hands and sought to address this need directly through the work of the club. Rotaract clubs and members “work side by side to take action through service,” so helping injured Ukrainians was a great aim of the club. She was able to get contact information for a Rotaract Club in Ukraine and they were able to partner in order to effectively work on this issue.
The clubs solicited donations from local hospitals and raised money through numerous bake sales. The Manor club also received an Allstate Grant for their project and received $100,000 worth of donated surgical instruments. The supplies were shipped to the Hospital in Ukraine and is being used by those that would not have had these resources otherwise.
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