Local band Brennan's Bounty lent a helping hand to the local Ukrainian community. They held a concert where all of the proceeds went to the Help Ukraine Portage la Prairie group. Band member Charlie Brennan says they raised $3,700 for the organization and adds it feels really great to do so.

"When the war began back in February, I said to Mavis (another band member), 'We have a band. We could raise some money for these poor people.' I got ahold of the Glesby Centre, and we actually partnered together. That's how it all came to fruition," Brennan explains.

Brennan adds Mayfair Print Shoppe donated all the promotional posters, and they had a plethora of other volunteers to ensure they made as much money for the Help Ukraine Portage la Prairie group as possible.

One of the organizers of the Ukraine to Portage Fund, Blair Hordeski, says this is the largest donation they've received thus far. He talks about where this money will be going.

"We have an event coming up on July 21st where we have a bus coming from Winnipeg with displaced Ukrainians looking for a place to settle," Hordeski continues. "We're going to present Portage as an option for them. We're going to take them on a tour of Portage. Should they decide to come, to get that start, some of them are going to need some help. That's where this fund comes in."

Hordeski adds it's nice to see something like music be able to help them out to this degree.

"Music brings people together, and this is a perfect example of that."