Our Denominations and the Canadian Red Cross
Are Receiving Donations
Each of our denominations through their partners along with the Red Cross are providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. The links will take you information about how they are assisting and how to donate.
The United Church of Canada
The United Church of Canada is committed to working in partnership. It is responding to the crisis in Ukraine with Mission & Service partners ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, they have joined the Humanitarian Coalition to call on Canadians to show tangible support for the people of Ukraine.
For more information and how to donate go to https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/ukraine-crisis.
Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR)
CLWR is responding in Ukraine and the region through local partners, including Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), which is active both inside Ukraine and at the Hungarian border. HIA has already shipped 28 tonnes of emergency food into Ukraine, and is helping refugees at a support point at the border, offering hot tea, food, blankets and hygiene items for Ukrainians forced to wait long hours at the border.
Click here to download a one page information brief on CLWR’s Ukraine crisis response. It also appears at the end of this post.
For more information and how to donate, go to https://www.clwr.org/ukraine-response.
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
PWRDF is supporting Ukrainians forced to flee their homes due to the Russian invasion. The initial grant of $20,000 issued to an ACT Alliance appeal has been increased to $50,000. The grants will fund the work of ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA).
On February 27, HIA set up a 24-hour refugee support point on the Hungarian side of the border at Beregsurány, where the line of refugees trying to cross into Hungary is kilometres long, says an ACT communiqué.
The support point was set up in a heated pavilion almost four kilometres away in Asztély, Ukraine, near the border crossing. More tents and mobile toilets will be added in the coming days. HIA is providing hot tea, sandwiches, refreshments, blankets and basic hygiene items for Ukrainians, including many elderly and children who are waiting long hours to cross the border into Hungary.
For more information and how to donate, go to https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-supports-ukrainians-forced-to-flee/.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross has launched its Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. With this appeal it is working to provide immediate and ongoing relief efforts in the country, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities that arise in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including those who are displaced.
The Canadian Red Cross does this in coordination with their partners who are on the ground, including the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and other Red Cross Red Crescent Societies.
For more information, go to https://www.redcross.ca/blog/2022/3/how-canadians-can-help-in-a-humanitarian-crisis-ukraine-and-surrounding-countries. To donate to the Canadian Red Cross’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, go to https://donate.redcross.ca/page/100227/donate/1.