Rotary International District 1462 condemns the military invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war. We are deeply concerned by the continuing deterioration of the situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian crisis there.
We are working to support the people of Ukraine through this difficult situation. We have launched donation campaigns throughout Lithuania that have already raised over 200 thousand euros for immediate relief efforts, and we are proud of the work our Rotarian teams are doing to aid refugees.
Rotary International District 1462 put in place the following humanitarian relief efforts in order to respond to the crisis in Ukraine:
1) Rapid response fund "Support Ukraine" – focus on medical supplies, leader Mrs. Jurgita Turuliene, DGE ( For the prompt purchase of specific medical first aid equipment and other medical material according to the list of needs provided by Ukrainian physicians and to send them directly or through other organizations to specific hospitals acting as distribution centers in Ukraine. There were two trucks of humanitarian support sent during the first week of March, 2022.
We call fellow Rotarians to support our rapid response initiative, below please find more details:
Recipient: Asociacija “Rotary International apygarda 1462”
Account number of rapid response fund: LT737181800003700983
Bank: AB Siauliu bankas
Address: Konstitucijos pr. 20A, 03502 Vilnius, Lithuania
2) Global grant project “Psychological help for families of Ukrainian refugees”, leader PDG Dr. Vygintas Grinis ( Project development and consultation talks are currently underway with the Ministry of Health, the Lithuanian Psychological Association and other partner organizations. Project is supported by multiple Rotarian partners from Poland, Norway, Germany, Italy, India and other countries.
Impact of war on children and displacement of families is taking place right now. We call our fellow Districts to join the global grant project “Psychological help for families of Ukrainian refugees” by contributing via the District Designated Fund.
3) Rotary International liaison, leader IPDG Ms. Viktorija Trimbel ( Focus on Rotary Disaster Response Grants, local and international cooperation initiatives.
4) Individual Rotarian efforts and Rotary club support of various Ukraine support initiatives by non-governmental organizations, including Rotary clubs in Ukraine.

5) Refugee support – current focus on shelter, i.e. hosting at private homes. All sorts of direct private, club, corporate initiatives. Coordinator – ICC Chair Lithuania-Ukraine Mr. Rimantas Janusevicius (