With the fourth of five flights carrying Ukrainian refugees arriving in Saskatchewan, some families have made their homes here in Estevan.

The community has done work to help them feel supported, including one organization that's relatively new to the practice.

Moms Helping Moms Estevan is one of a series of organizations that looks to help out families - especially new families - who need the help.

Right now, this extends to those just arriving in Saskatchewan, with member Becky Cassidy saying that they focused on getting what a new family would need.

"Originally we started out wanting to help the women who were pregnant get everything they could possibly need as first-time moms. So we created a list of items that people would need as first-time moms, and we put them on signup.com and just use social media to leverage our network."

That had a list that spanned 141 items, which were quickly purchased by people around the community in just a week and a half.

Cassidy said both the moms they have been helping out felt overwhelmed, while also feeling grateful and welcome to the community.

Some future operations by the group have also been funded, with donations such as the recent $1000 given by the Trobert Gilliss Law Firm.

“When we heard about this cause, being a mother myself, I could not imagine being in that situation, we knew we needed to help”, said Kathryn Gilliss, partner at the Trobert Gilliss Law firm, “This donation can be used as ‘seed money’ for the group to ensure they have the items that are necessary in order for the newcomers to feel as though they have a good head start for their children when they arrive here in Estevan."

Those future operations for the group will revolve around contacting recent arrivals and learning what exactly they may need that the community can provide.

"As families come in, we'll work closely with The Sunflower Network, the Southeast Newcomer's Association, and the community to ask the community for donations of gifts for whatever the children need. So we'll find out what age the children are, and then come up with a needs list for them."

"Whether it be clothing, or toys, or schools supplies, or books or toboggans, or whatever it is they could possibly need," said Cassidy, "We really hope our network of parents in Estevan and southeastern Saskatchewan will come to continue to come forward helping to support these people who have been through so much."