Extending a Helping Hand to Jews in Ukraine – Emergency Relief

As Ukraine continues to face an ongoing and ever-growing humanitarian crisis, we cannot turn a blind eye to the human suffering. Especially knowing many of our brothers and sisters are currently there, enduring the terrors of war. 

We cannot overlook the immense suffering caused by the raging humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, with many families, including Jewish ones, who were unable to evacuate and are currently trying to survive under severe war conditions. Our hearts must be open to the immense human suffering happening in Ukraine. There is so much we can do to help. All the logistics are in place; all we need is the funds to provide crucial solutions to those trying to survive currently. 

Due to the critical damage to civilian infrastructure, a large part of Ukraine lies in darkness. Most cities are cut off from electricity, water, and heat in the middle of freezing winter temperatures. We urgently need to raise $56,000 to support our emergency relief project led by our team of 8 people. The idea is to deliver and install much-needed generators to provide electricity and heat in destroyed cities, as well as put up two ultra-secure building-like tents in two cities, where people can come to receive aid, warm up, get hot tea, free wifi, etc. These large-scale relief tents are to be set up in the most affected cities, where people currently have no access to electricity, water, or heat. 

Our goal with these tents, in addition to the aid they will provide, is to connect with local churches and have believers in those tents 24/7 to minister to people who come searching for help. 

Aside from generators and tents, we will be assembling a large delivery of food supplies, blankets, comforters, bandages, and other crucial medical and winter supplies. 

This Emergency Relief Project will also bring aid to a local Jewish synagogue, as well as children from the Kiev Messianic Congregation and several local orphanages that we feel very strongly about, all of whom will receive much-needed supplies. Our team will also visit 180 families currently finding refuge in a local synagogue in Kharkiv, hiding from ongoing daily bombings. 

A local pastor said: “The biggest help that truly touches people, especially Jewish people here right now, is having teams from Israel coming to visit them, knowing they are not forgotten, and encouraging them as they endure terrible hardships.”

We are also hoping to successfully arrange meetings with key Ukrainian officials, such as the mayor of Kiev and the mayor of Kharkiv, to see how we can better serve those suffering and need God’s loving kindness, now more than ever. 

There’s so much need, pain, and despair that we can help with. In this project’s case, the only thing needed is resources: $56,000 that will go such a long way for so many people, especially Jewish people in Ukraine. 

We must emphasize the importance of acting now! Helping at a time like this! We must act while there’s still time, and it can make a difference for so many in this terrible and dark time.