Here’s how you can help the people of Ukraine

MILWAUKEE — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has people fleeing for safety. Many families need shelter, food, water and additional support.

Americans wonder what they can do to help. Here are some national and local organizations to donate to and share your support for.

International:

HOPE project: Responds to humanitarian emergencies and disasters. According to their website, the group is helping Ukrainians by mobilizing its emergency teams, sending medical supplies and is ready to give health checks and care to refugees. Make a donation on the group’s website.

Global Giving: Uses its funding to support local nonprofits working in affected areas. Donations will help refugees with food, shelter and clean water, as well as health and psychological support. Donate to the group’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund here.

UNICEF USA: Works to meet the needs of children by preparing emergency health, hygiene and education supplies, as well as distributing clean water in affected areas, providing children with psychosocial care and helping children separated from their families. Their goal is to raise $66.4 million to continue their programs and provide immunization, health care, child protection, and cash assistance. Donate on their website.

Catholic Relief Services: Has partners across Ukraine and is currently providing shelter, food, hygiene supplies, fuel, transport to safe areas and psychological support. Donate via PayPal on their website.

International Medical Corps: He previously helped Ukrainians during the conflict in 2014. Provided medicine and trained over 500 local doctors and medical staff. In addition, partnered with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to support mobile health services and train health professionals in infection prevention and control. They have also added mental health counseling to the services available to the community. Donate to the group website.

Local:

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Located at 1231 W. Scott Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204. This church has been a heartwarming gathering place for Ukrainian Orthodox. The church is aging and collapsing. If you would like to mail a donation, you can mail it to the church located at 1231 W. Scott Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204. They are working on a GoFundMe.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church: Located in the Walker Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. Donations will be used for humanitarian aid and medical supplies. Supplies will be shipped to Ukraine. To make a donation, go to the church website.

Door County Candle Co.: Sale of a “Ukrainian candle” from which all profits will go to the Rasom for the Ukrainian organization. The candle, which measures 16 ounces and smells like vanilla, costs $29.95. You can buy in line.

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