Want to support the people in Ukraine? Here's how you can help
Americans are rallying behind Ukraine as we watch the suffering of innocent children. Every day we watch terrified refugees flee through bombed out cities or huddle desperately in displaced person camps. Blink and you’d think it was colorized film from WWII. Ukrainians today stand in the breach for Democracy. You can help by contributing to the charity of your choice.
Many charities recommend cash contributions because, with airports closed and transportation systems under pressure, sending physical goods is likely to add more stress to the situation on the ground.
Some organizations helping Ukraine:
CARE is raising money for urgently needed water, food, hygiene kits, and ongoing support for Ukrainian families.
World Central Kitchen responds to natural disasters, man-made crises, and humanitarian emergencies around the world.
UNICEF supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.
Sunflower of Peace is raising money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) The international organization aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine — providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.
As President Obama stated, “People of conscience around the world need to loudly and clearly condemn Russia’s actions and offer support for the Ukrainian people.”