Family fund effects positive

Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 07:42

For the last few months the Parkland Ukrainian Family Fund has been soliciting support for its efforts to relocate families displaced by the war in Ukraine.

And with nine families making their way to the Parkland so far, the positive effects of those efforts are starting to show.

“Our original plan was 12, however if the funds continue and we are able to, we will support more,” said Fr. Brent Kuzyk of Saint George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church who sits on the Parkland Ukrainian Family Fund.

Nataliia and her daughter Milana arrived in Dauphin recently, after fleeing Kyiv on Feb. 24. The two made their way to Lubin, Poland, by car, unsure of what lay ahead for them.

“We couldn’t make our way right to Poland so we spent six days in our car waiting in a line,” Nataliia said. “Then we travelled around Poland to find a place to stay.”

The young family were included in a federal government chartered flight to Winnipeg.

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