One of the biggest reasons we love living in Eastern North Carolina are the people who live and work here with us. We certainly know how to rise up and help each other through natural disasters. We’ve also been blessed with help from numerous non-profit organizations from across our country putting boots on the ground to assist us in putting our communities back together.
Now, our hearts are with the people of Ukraine. Though we may not be able to put boots on the ground in Ukraine, there are ways we can assist those who are living with the effects of aggression against their country. The following is a list of amazing organizations that are on the ground now. Please donate to an organization of your choice if you can and remember every dollar counts.
** World Central Kitchen is on the ground at the Ukraine-Poland border serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country. Click here for more information and to donate.
** One million people have now fled Ukraine, including at least 400,000 children. They’re at risk of hunger, illness, trafficking and abuse. Save The Children helps families with immediate aid such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance. Click here for more information and to donate.
** Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Fund provides access to food, medical services, and psychosocial support. Click here for more information and to donate.
** Global Empowerment Mission uses donations to buy refugees train and plane tickets to help them reach any family or friends they may have in Europe. Click here for more information and to donate.
** Samaritan’s Purse has deployed an Emergency Field Hospital on the outskirts of Lviv, in western Ukraine. Their DC-8 cargo plane airlifted the initial phase of the hospital on March 4 along with Disaster Assistance Response Team members, including doctors, nurses, and logistics and other personnel. After landing in Poland, the team and equipment were transported overland into the war-torn nation of Ukraine. An additional DC-8 flight on March 8 brought more materials for the hospital. Click here for more information and to donate.
** International Medical Corps is expanding its relief efforts inside Ukraine in response to the war there, as well as in neighboring countries, to provide medical, mental health and protection services to the millions of people affected by the conflict, including refugees. Click here for more information and to donate.