The province’s Crown phone company is helping out those coming from Ukraine to Saskatchewan. It was announced on Wednesday they are providing a one-time $50,000 donation to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The donation came from contributions made by SaskTel, its employees and the SaskTel Pioneers.
In addition to the donation, SaskTel is also setting up a special program for Ukrainians settling in Saskatchewan that will provide them with free prepaid wireless service until the end of September.
Also running until the end of September, SaskTel is waiving all international text message fees and long-distance charges for SaskTel wireless, landline and business calls and texts made from Canada to Ukraine until the end of September.
"At SaskTel, we recognize how fortunate we all are to live and work in our wonderful province and we are pleased to provide this donation to the UCC as they tirelessly work to ensure Ukrainians coming to Saskatchewan have what they need to acclimatize to life away from their home," SaskTel President and CEO Doug Burnett said.
"We at UCC Saskatchewan are very grateful for this generous donation from SaskTel," Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan President Elena Krueger said. "These funds will make an important contribution to assisting Ukrainian families arriving to our province to access essentials such as food, clothing, and safe shelter, while they heal from the traumatic experiences they've all endured."