Despite the challenges brought about by Covid-19, including travel restrictions for our delegation, our Spring delivery has been completed!
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.
It’s a new year and a new decade. We have some exciting new initiatives for 2020. Life is still very difficult for our friends in Belarus and we hope that one of the following of our plans and dreams for the upcoming year grabs your attention. If it does, we would love your help, just click on the “Donate Now” button on the right side of the webpage to donate through CanadaHelps or the PayPal donate button to use PayPal. In either case, you will get a Canadian tax receipt.
Thank you all for your past support and we look forward to posting updates as the year progresses.
Dave Shaw – Director of Humanitarian Aid and Orphan Initiatives and Eric McKenzie – President
Most families living in homes in the Chausy region do not have running water or indoor plumbing. Over the last three years, Canadian Aid for Chernobyl has helped 13 families improve their lives by connecting them to a water supply. The impact is immediate and lasting. We are targeting 4 more deserving families to receive this life-changing gift in 2019.