Moravian Disaster Response Information Regarding the Ukrainian Crisis

The Moravian Board of World Mission (BWM) invites your compassion and prayers for the people of Ukraine who are suffering because of the Russian invasion.

On February 24, 2022, the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. Since then, Russian troops have moved across the country, occupying essential elements of the Ukrainian infrastructure. Attacks on civilian targets have been widespread, and likely will continue. Many Ukrainians are fleeing the country with their children to seek safe harbor.   More than 670,000 Ukrainians have already crossed into other countries in search of safety from the violence.

BWM has already sent $5,000 to our partners at Church World Service, who provides critical refugee resettlement assistance. CWS has reliable contacts within Ukraine and neighboring countries now receiving these refugees.

The Czech Republic is among the countries receiving these refugees, where our Moravian friends in the Czech Province are already providing hospitality. One of these families arrived after a 24-hour journey with only one suitcase. Their hosts ask your prayers for Vasiliy and Lesa and their children Alexander, Mark, and Daniel.  Additionally, this hotel owned by a Moravian congregation is being prepared to house additional refugees in the near future.

The BWM is currently in conversation with those coordinating these efforts in the Czech Republic, and donations will be forwarded to our Moravian friends in support of this effort.

For ongoing updates please visit www.moravianmission.org.  For further information contact the Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler at chris@moravianmission.org, or 610-868-1732.

Those in the US can send checks to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  You may also make your donation online at http://moravianmission.org/give/ and click on the green “Give” button at the top of the page. Please indicate that your gift is for “Ukraine”.

Canadians can send checks to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. Interac e-Transfer donations may be sent to treasurer@moravian.ca.  In the comments section, please mark this donation as “Ukraine” and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.

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