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Randi Cannata said she knew that the Mizner Country Club Women’s Association in Delray Beach had to step up and do something regarding the crisis in Ukraine.
“Watching the devastation, we knew we couldn’t just sit by and do nothing,” said Cannata, the association’s president.
In response to the effects of the Ukrainian war on its children, the Mizner Country Club Women’s Association organized a fundraising effort to help families with basic needs such as food, medicine and shelter.
“The MCCWA Board unanimously agreed to raise money for the children of Ukraine through the Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which provides immediate help for the children and their families,” she said. “The MCCWA has been overwhelmed by the generosity and quick response from our Mizner Country Club community.”
Cannata said the effort began on March 7 and six days later the checks had poured in for the relief fund. The MCCWA has raised over $16,000.
“It is heartwarming to see MCCWA come to aid this humanitarian crisis so quickly,” said Mackenzie Lalov, Mizner’s director of membership. “Their efforts and the generosity of the Mizner Country Club community will join with other contributors to the 7.5 million children of Ukraine, who, according to the Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, are in constant danger of physical harm, emotional distress and displacement.”