Assistance for Ukrainian Refugee Family Living in Arnprior
Marta Hutchenko and her four-year old daughter Nikol fled Kyiv, Ukraine following the tragic outbreak of war in February 2022.  Her husband remains behind in Kyiv and her Mother is living in Odessa.  Fortunately, Marta has been able to keep the lines of communication open to Ukraine through social media.
Marta and Nikol are staying in Arnprior with Caroline O’Farrell who has very graciously opened up her home to help these two war refugees.  Caroline also organized a euchre tournament and silent auction hosted by the Arnprior Curling Club to help with dental costs.  Nikol is attending junior kindergarten and her English is improving rapidly as she and her mother adjust to all the changes thrust upon them.
The Rotary Club of Arnprior recently provided a donation of $250 to Marta.  Rotarian Rod Smith handed over the donation and posed with Marta and Nikol in the photo below in which Marta proudly displays one of her works of art.  Marta is a very talented professional, having worked as a graphic artist in Kyiv. This link provides a sample of Marta’s 2D and painting work and stands as a testament to her talents: She is actively seeking work as a graphic artist in Canada and will undertake commissioned artwork for clients.
We all wish Marta and Nikol the best of luck as they endure these trying circumstances.