Ukraine relief efforts are circulating throughout the county as a multitude of foundations push to provide medical supplies, money, food, and humanitarian aid to the country in a time of need.
Some local organizations that are providing assistance to Ukraine include United Help Ukraine, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. There are also larger foundations helping like American Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and World Food Program. Anyone wanting to help the effort can volunteer or donate to any of these organizations by going on their websites.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency calls for peace and the protection of the millions of people impacted by the crisis in #Ukraine."
Read more in this statement by ADRA President, Michael Kruger, at https://t.co/PgsCZQUcEz pic.twitter.com/G2khUyhzWZ
— ADRA International (@ADRAIntl) February 25, 2022
United Help Ukraine, based in Gaithersburg, is focused on providing medical supplies, humanitarian aid, support for Wounded Warrior, and raising awareness about the situation, according to their website. ADRA, of Silver Spring, is collaborating with Hope Channel International, Inc. (HCI) to provide packages to those in Ukraine which include clothing, food, hygiene products/supplies and messages, their website states. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, based in North Bethesda, is collecting money to send to the country for humanitarian aid.
As the situation in #Ukraine continues, JDC has set up emergency hotlines to help with needs including food and medicine, physical assistance and rescue, personal connection and support.
If you, or someone you know is in need of help, please reach out using these numbers. pic.twitter.com/N8Hxpmy1u7
— JDC | The Joint (@TheJDC) March 3, 2022
Larger, more nationwide organizations such as American Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and World Food Program are collecting similar donations. Though the American Red Cross is not shipping blood to Ukraine, they are still supporting the country by helping people displaced at the border, according to their website. Each organization is also collecting money that they will then use to send food and other supplies to those in need. To be part of the effort, one can either donate money, supplies, or time volunteering to show their support and help raise awareness about the situation.