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Help For Ukraine

MoneyWise

Christian talk radio with Rob West

April 29, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its third month with no end in sight, taking a heavy toll on the population. Many are asking how they can help. We’ll answer that question today on MoneyWise. The U. N. estimates that more than two million Ukrainians are now refugees as they flee the violence in their country. Mostly women, children and elderly men, they have a critical need for basic commodities. The National Christian Foundation has prepared a list of U. S based organizations mobilizing to provide that aid. These charities have already been approved to receive grants through NCF’s Giving Funds. We’ll talk about a handful of them here in no particular order. CHARITIES HELPING UKRAINIANS Aerial Recovery Group: This organization with former U. S. Military Special Operators now use their unique skills to assist people after natural and man-made disasters. They perform high-risk extractions of orphans and the most vulnerable who are in imminent danger from the Russian invasion and subsequent fighting. They’ve also set up a food and supply distribution network. That’s the Aerial Recovery Group. AmeriCares: They provide support for refugees and migrants and they have an an emergency response team in Poland to support health services for families affected by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Their experts are coordinating large-scale shipments of medicine and relief supplies and mobilizing emergency medical teams to help in hospitals inside Ukraine. That’s AmeriCares. International Rescue Committee: For nearly a century, this group has provided disaster relief around the world. That includes emergency aid, health and sanitation, and psychosocial support to refugees and migrants. On the ground in Poland, they’re providing emergency support for families fleeing Ukraine, including economic assistance, survival supplies, and protection services. That’s the International Rescue Committee. Medical Teams International: MTI provides life-saving medical care to people in crisis due to war or natural disasters. They provide care in frontline clinics, refugee camps, and remote villages. MTI says donations will allow them to coordinate with multiple partners to ship crucial medical supplies to Ukraine. That’s Medical Teams International. Mission to Ukraine: They’ve been working in that country for 25 years serving women facing crisis pregnancies and children with disabilities each year and sharing the gospel. With the Russian invasion they’re now providing food, medicine, diapers, heating oil, and emergency refugee resettlement and housing. That’s Mission to Ukraine. Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse has a major presence in Ukraine. They’ve set up an emergency field hospital there with an operating room, intensive care unit and pharmacy. They’ve staffed the mobile facility with doctors and nurses who see 100 patients a day. They’ve also supplied 100 tons of relief materials, including medical supplies, hygiene kits, winter coats, blankets, and other items to help those fleeing the escalating conflict. That’s Samaritan’s Purse. Project C. U. R. E: The world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment, and services to doctors and nurses. In one week alone they shipped to Ukraine 10 tons of medical aid, including trauma supplies, airway kits, sutures, gloves, surgical gowns, and surgical supplies. That’s Project C. U. R. E. World Relief: They work with churches to provide food, shelter, and supplies to those in the most vulnerable situations. They’re helping to resettle Ukrainian refugees and providing assistance to those already in the U. S. who are desperately trying to reunite with their families. Many of these organizations are faith-based, providing not only basic human services, but also spreading the Gospel. Some are more keenly focused on sharing God’s Word, such as the American Bible Society. They’ve had a strong presence in Ukraine since the end of World War II. For the last decade, they’ve focused on expanding Bible-based trauma healing work in Ukraine. They’re now working close to the frontlines helping families who’ve lost loved ones and are searching for truth and comfort during the ongoing conflict. There are many more worthy organizations providing desperately needed help in Ukraine. We just couldn’t name them all. Again, you’ll find a more complete list here. On today’s program, Rob also answers listener questions: ●Does it make sense to sell a newly-built home? ●What is the best way to start investing on behalf of young pastors in training? ●What can a person do as a government employee to invest for the future?

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