“Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also…”(I Corinthians 6:1)

As conditions deteriorate in the Ukraine-Russia crisis, Somebody Cares continues to communicate with partners and churches working in that region to bring badly needed assistance.

SCA/I partner CRI is deploying a team, en route today, that will provide urgent aid, trauma support, supplies, and hope to the displaced refugees. They will be based in Krakow, Poland, to serve arriving refugees but will also be providing relief at the border and resources to civilians and resistance fighters inside Ukraine.

Churches in surrounding countries are encouraging their members to invite refugees into their homes or trying to rent empty homes where they can place families who have fled their country. These churches need funding and supplies (food, clothing, shelter, diapers, blankets, etc.) to help the thousands of Ukrainians who fled with only what they could carry. The European director of one denomination told us people are waiting in lines, outside in freezing weather, to cross borders or to get food. “The need for blankets is huge,” he said.

Other contacts have told us they are in need of Bibles, with an overwhelming number of requests from those desperately seeking the hope of God’s Word.

In the midst of the tragedy, report about the acts of brave citizens are emerging. A Ukrainian American woman, who was in Kiev visiting family when the war began, tells of spending multiple nights in a bomb shelter until two West Ukrainians purchased a bus with their own money and drove it into the city to transport 45 people to safety. She wrote about the journey, which included multiple checkpoint stops, a flat tire, and spending the night on the floor of a church building.

“Now continuing our journey with God’s help and a huge cape of hundreds of prayer warriors. God uses me greatly here. I have no fear, just joy that I am useful and needed here and in God’s will, definitely. I am brave because I am child of Almighty God…”

Our Somebody Cares chapter in Aberdeen, working alongside other local agencies, packed and sent a huge volume of donations to the border of Ukraine/Poland. “These donations of vital supplies will support the families and soldiers facing the unimaginable,” said Directors Brian and Jenny Taylor. “We are shocked and saddened in 2022 to have to be doing this, but equally relieved and proud that–thanks to our amazing donators, volunteers, and staff–we were able to quickly jump to the call for action and offer help and assistance.”

“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:9-10)

This response will take millions of dollars in total–no single organization can do it all. But together we can be a NET the WORKS to bring healing and hope in this most dire situation. Would you prayerfully send your best gift today? Click the DONATE button below and select “Ukrainian Crisis” in the drop-down menu.

$ 50 – can help ship donated combat safety gear
$ 100 – can provide 1 combat medical kit
$ 250 – can help feed hundreds of fleeing families
$ 500 – can give blankets and other essentials to refugees
$1,000 – can aid churches in the region provide shelter & care to the displaced

Any amount will help!

Thank you for caring!

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly, or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)