Posted June 1, 2022:
Over $16,900 was donated to Lutheran World Relief from our Ukraine fundraiser held in March.
The following letter was sent from Lutheran World Relief updating us on how your contributions are being distributed.
As you proclaim the good news of Jesus this Easter season, I give thanks for the many ways that you and your congregation are sharing the hope of Jesus. As war continues to rage in Ukraine, and the ripple effects are felt around the globe, we all need glimpses of that hope.
Because of your love, Lutheran World Relief has committed $11 million to respond to the crisis in Ukraine, and we expect to increase this amount as we receive additional support. With more than 4.6 million refugees fleeing to other countries and more than 6.5 million individuals displaced in Ukraine, the needs grow daily.
I’ve attached our latest situation report that details the ways in which we are responding in Ukraine and Poland. Please share these updates – and our gratitude – with your congregation. Here are a few key highlights:
- In Ukraine, we are supporting health facilities by providing supplies such as surgical and wound care kits, IV kits, defibrillators and stretchers. We are also providing ongoing support to six facilities that are being used to shelter internally displaced persons. Your love will provide nearly 60,000 nights of shelter for people who need a place to stay.
- In Poland, we are distributing emergency cash and vouchers to more than 1,300 refugee families for the next three months. We’re also integrating a referral system at these sites to protect women and children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
None of this would be possible without your generous care and support. Throughout the year you can expect to receive updates via email from me. I will share our latest videos, stories to share with your congregation and information about our neighbors’ needs and the ways your congregation is making a difference. This information can also be found at lwr.org/congregations. Thank you for all the ways you are caring for God’s people.