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City turns over profits from Ukraine fundraiser to organizer

Residents donated nearly $20,000 in April to support recovery efforts in Ukraine.
Ukraine fundraiser cheque Ray Rawlyk
Mayor Clive Tolley presents a cheque of $2,360.78 to Ray Rawlyk, organizer of the April 10 Ukraine fundraiser, while accompanied by city manager Jim Puffalt. The money came from all start-up donations for the fundraiser. Photo courtesy city hall

The City of Moose Jaw was pleased to assist Ray Rawlyk, organizer of the Ukraine Rally Fundraiser on April 10 in Crescent Park, with his fundraising efforts for the Canadian Red Cross —Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. 

The city accepted all start-up donations and made required payments so that he could focus on the logistics of organizing the successful fundraising event. 

The municipality held those funds in trust and, once the event’s expenses were paid, the city presented a cheque for $2,360.78, which will be added to the $10,700 that was raised at the April 10 event. The cheque was presented to Rawylk on June 21.

Combined with the $5,390 raised at the City of Moose Jaw’s Ukraine fundraising dinner held March 31 at Mosaic Place, over $18,500 has been generated by Moose Jaw and area residents for the Canadian Red Cross –Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.