Local business raises funds for Ukraine aid – Times-Standard

Eureka Natural Foods, with stores in Eureka and McKinleyville, has partnered with the Rotary Club of Eureka to provide direct humanitarian support to people displaced by war in Ukraine.

With a donation of $10,000 from Eureka Natural Foods, a challenge was issued to the community to match these funds. ENF customers have responded to the demand through the Change4Change program, rounding up purchases or making larger donations to the cause. A total of $14,400 was raised.

Recognizing Rotary International’s ability to quickly provide funds directly for disaster relief and humanitarian needs, Eureka Natural Foods contacted the Rotary Club of Eureka.

“We are blessed here on the North Coast and feel it is our duty to help here locally and internationally when we can. We are confident that Rotary will ensure that these funds reach those in need quickly,” said Rick Littlefield, business owner and club member.

“Hearing about the loss of life and humanitarian hardship caused by the war in Ukraine has been devastating,” said Rotary Club of Eureka President Klark Swan. “I am honored to be part of an organization that has taken action all over the world to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary International has the unique ability to come together quickly to provide relief. I am especially proud of the Rotary Club of Eureka Rotarian Rick Littlefield and Eureka Natural Foods for their efforts to generate relief funds here locally. Humboldt County is small but mighty and filled with amazing Rotarians like Rick.

Funds raised by Rotary’s charitable arm, The Rotary Foundation, go directly to people in need through local Rotary clubs in Ukraine and other countries where substantial aid is needed for refugees.