Here Are 35+ Ways You Can Help Ukraine Right Now
A comprehensive list of charities, websites, and give links
“If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” — Yakob ben Yoseph, brother of Jesus of Nazareth
As everyone not living under a rock now knows, Russia invaded Ukraine this week. (Here’s the actual reason why.)
After chatting with friends on the ground and in surrounding nations, I can tell you that the refugee situation is already dire. I’ve been compiling a list of places we can donate to support their efforts, hoping to make it the most comprehensive list on the web.
A few quick thoughts:
Put your Netflix on hold, ditch your smartphone, stop renovating your house, sell your rental properties, divest of predatory stocks, do whatever you need to do to free up cash. We have friends in the poorest nation in Europe (Moldova) who are hosting two hundred people, so let’s step the hell up.
Please send this to any and all friends who supported the Ottawa trucker “freedom” convoy — if they can raise $10 million against vaccine mandates, I’m really hoping they can step up and re-allocate their refunded donations to feed refugee children amidst a real invasion of human rights.
If you know of any other organizations I should add to this list, please add them in the comments. [>>>Please include org name, website, location, what they’re focusing on, and a direct give link.]
Alright friends, let’s get to work.
Focus: “The U.N. Children’s Fund in Ukraine is providing support for the country’s 7.5 million children threatened by the escalating conflict.”
Org: Ignis Invictus
Focus: “Multiple orphanages have already begun rationing meals for the children under their care; the local groups we work with have been filling the sustenance gaps. We have already purchased and delivered 48 beds through donations here, and we are working to deliver another 100+.”
[Jared has a personal connection.]
Org: Operation Mobilisation
Focus: Hosting hundreds of Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, the poorest country in Europe.
Donation link UK link. Mark the gift as “Ukrainian crisis response in Moldova, Metanoia.”
[Jared has a personal connection. This is the organization he is supporting.]
Org: United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees
Focus: Refugee support across multiple countries. “More than 500,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia’s attack began last week.”
Donation link Alt
Org: International Rescue Committee
Focus: “We are working to quickly mobilize resources and connect with partners to establish a response that will provide life-saving support to civilians forced to flee their homes.”
Org: Tear Fund
Focus: “Give today to provide essentials such as emergency housing, blankets and food to families who have fled the centre of attack.”
Org: Church of the Nazarene
Focus: Churches in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Hungary all providing refugee families with food, supplies, transport.
Org: Insight LGBTQ
Focus: “Raising funds to help LGBTQI people affected by the military: funds needed to help with temporary housing, relocation to safer areas, food, medicine and first-needed supplies.”
Org: Госпітальєри Госпитальеры Hospitallers
Focus: 100+ volunteer doctors and paramedics.
Org: Phoenix Wings
Focus: Provides Ukraine army with “appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers and acquisition the personal first aid kits.”
Action: Email your (s)elected officials
Focus: Ask them to do more by way of funding and support for Ukraine, bringing in refugees, higher sanctions on Russia, as you will.
Links: USA, Canada, United Kingdom
If you’re the protesting type, grab some friends, call up the media, and go shake signs in front of your local Russian embassy.
Stop buying Russian products, switch from oil/gas to renewables, sell any stocks that do business with Russia, etc.
Action: Get ready to warmly welcome refugees
Everyone deserves a home and we are all family. We really need to act like it.
Please distribute this list far and wide.
Together in peace,