In May, CUCC members contributed $1455 to assist refugees fleeing from Ukraine. Our donations were given through the UCC’s Ukraine Emergency Appeal.  Here’s an update on one way the funds are being used.

A gift of $25,000 from the Appeal will support a multifaceted program in Ukraine, Romania and Poland administered by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), one of the UCC’s partners in Ukraine response.

These funds will help Orthodox Christian partners evacuate civilians stranded in areas of conflict and get food, water, medicine, heating fuel, hygiene, and essential bedding supplies (pictured) to areas of need.

UCC donations also will help provide safe accommodation for women and children, psychosocial training for caregivers, support for refugee host families; grocery vouchers; volunteer training and educational assistance.

You can read more about the appeal and other agencies the $1 million collected are assisting here.

Thank you for your generosity to those in need.

A Jane Smith Update from the UCC News  smithjeg@mindspring.com