A local grassroots organization called Project Sunflower is hoping to help Ukrainians who are coming to Lethbridge and southern Alberta as they flee the ongoing war with Russia. The group helps them obtain visas, secure safe passage, and obtain work permits once they arrive in Canada. Marc Woons, a member of Project Sunflower, says the numbers keep growing for Ukrainian families that will be making their way to our country.
“We’ve identified over 50 families so far. That’s over 150 people. Not all of them will come here. Some want that job security and some have decided to go elsewhere for whatever reason. Many of them are excited about the opportunity to come to Lethbridge. We’ve already identified over 100 spots where people can stay. We kind of track the maximum number that each family here can take. So we’re over 100 spots right now.”
Project Sunflower is also looking for volunteers who can cook meals, give rides or babysit for these families.
For more information on Project Sunflower you can visit https://www.projectsunflower.ca/?fbclid=IwAR0hxoeNzEvYKKSyz5-RRMrAqDo9aVMfqlc-Sx0_5_vzQ4t4BwEyiZykPQQ