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Covid-19 Brings Tough Times to our Friends in Belarus

Belarus is being hit hard during the pandemic and we continue to help, even from a distance. Our team in Belarus is ready to help us deliver again this Spring, so we need your help to make it happen.

During this giving time of year, we hope to raise enough money to provide 750 families with staple food products for delivery in Spring 2021!

Click on the donate now button on the right or use the form above, every donation will help us meet our goal. Donations can also be dropped off at Alan Brown’s in Downtown Brockville, or mailed to us at Canadian Aid for Chernobyl, PO Box 244, Brockville, ON K6V 5V5.

Together, we are making a difference!

Our Delivery is Complete in Belarus

Despite the challenges brought about by Covid-19, including travel restrictions for our delegation, our Spring delivery has been completed!

A baby goat checks out one of our food boxes!

Fortunately, Dave Shaw was able to travel to Belarus in February to meet the containers, get everything unloaded and put things in place to ensure successful delivery even if our delegation was unable to travel. Over the years we have developed wonderful relationships with our interpreters, drivers and helpers in the Chausy region and they stepped up to get the job done!

The success of our fund raising campaign allowed us to provide food and humanitarian aid to over 700 families. Many living in extreme poverty, familiies with many children, seniors and families with children with disabilities.

With the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing practices, they established pick up times for families that minimized the number of people and enforced the 2-metre rule.

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