You Can Give More Than Hope - Ukraine Update
According to the United Nations, this war has sparked Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 2 million people having crossed Ukraine's borders.
Prayer is the most important defense against the inhumane force and brutality with which we’re seeing Russia attack. News of Russian forces violating the ceasefire and shelling the humanitarian corridor where more than 200,000 evacuees hoped to safely board buses and flee Mariupol is flooding the media, and it’s not the first of attacks on such corridors since this war started. We want to give more than hope for a peaceful outcome. We must do more. Innocent civilians—women, children, and the elderly—are among those facing bombardment, starvation, and dehydration as they seek shelter and pray for an end to this nightmare in their backyard.
We have partnered with Yad Ezer L’Haver to provide tangible support where we can. Y.E.L is a trusted, Jewish non-profit organization that we have worked with on many other projects in Israel and we’ve now extended our partnership with them into Ukraine. They are there on the ground, in the middle of this war, with food and emergency supplies. Yes, the elderly and many Holocaust survivors are among those receiving aid, but Y.E.L. is there to comfort all Ukrainians in need and devastated by this war.
We’ve already committed over $400,000 and they’ve been able to purchase and give out essential food, water, and personal care items to so many. They’ve opened the Comfort My People Central Warehouse Ukraine to collect and store emergency supplies which we pray will continue to serve as an outreach center to Holocaust Survivors and the Jewish community of Ukraine even after this war is long over. Rabbi Schlomo Bald in Lviv is using his 200-year-old synagogue to help gather and house supplies and provide relief to the community there. We do believe prayer is the most important thing we can all do right now, but we must put action to our prayers. You can help, too. You can be a part of this effort, of this very urgent need to send comfort to Ukraine.
Your gift today will go to work immediately helping those in desperate need, “like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land” (Isaiah 32:2). The people of Ukraine are so grateful for your help and support.
Help us send comfort to Ukraine.
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