In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Owensboro Sister Cities and Regions, Inc. (OSCAR) has established a relief fund to aid Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes to escape the violence in their country.
Our sister city Olomouc in the Czech Republic has been working closely with its partner city of Chernivtsi, Ukraine to provide humanitarian aid to the 50,000 Ukrainians who have sought shelter at the refugee camp established at Chernivtsi University. Olomouc has also provided shelter to over 5,000 refugees, many of which are women with small children. Most of the Ukrainian refugees in Olomouc have lost everything and many of them will seek a permanent VISA to allow them to reside in Olomouc indefinitely.
In honor of our 30th anniversary as a member of Sister Cities International, OSCAR has a goal to raise a minimum of $30,000. Tax-deductible donations made to the OSCAR Ukrainian Relief Fund will help Owensboro Sister Cities and Regions (a 501(c)(3) organization) and our sister city provides much-needed assistance to people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. If you wish to donate to the OSCAR Ukrainian Relief Fund, please visit any Independence Bank location or click on the link to donate via PayPal.
For more information, contact Executive Director Adrienne Carrico at 270-687-8561 or Adrienne.Carrico@owensboro.org or OSCAR President Michael Vanover at 270-313-7972.