Rotary Districts 6220 and 6270, encompassing much of Northern and all of Eastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have taken decisive action in response to the healthcare crisis unfolding in Ukraine due to ongoing conflict. The districts have pooled their resources to secure a Disaster Response Grant from Rotary International, resulting in a critical healthcare lifeline: a Mobile Emergency Clinic.



The Mobile Emergency Clinic, currently under construction, is expected to be deployed in approximately six weeks near Mykolaiv, close to Kherson, Ukraine. Overseen by the Bilozer Medical Center, this clinic on wheels will not only provide immediate emergency relief, but will also come equipped with additional lifesaving equipment such as an infusion heater, a video laryngoscope, and a Syringe Pump, extending the clinic's capacity to handle emergencies beyond what's traditionally offered.

"The partnership between our Rotary Districts to fund this clinic is a testament to our commitment to service beyond borders," said Dave Anderson, Rotary District 6220 Governor. "We're not just sending funds, we're providing a tangible solution to a critical issue. This clinic will offer essential healthcare to those most affected by the war."

As we continue our efforts in Ukraine, we also seek to raise the visibility of local Rotary Clubs in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Rotary Clubs are hubs of community service and global outreach, dedicated to bringing about positive, lasting change in communities both at home and abroad.

"The impact of Rotary goes beyond local community projects," said Mike Phillips, Rotary District 6270 Governor. "This initiative in Ukraine is an excellent example of how Rotarians can come together to make a significant difference in the global community."

Local Rotary clubs invite community members to join them in their ongoing local and international service projects. As the Mobile Emergency Clinic comes to fruition, it serves as a reminder of the significant change that can happen when people come together with a shared mission of service above self.

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