Outreach Collection for Ukraine – Thank you!

Our UUFE Outreach Collection last month raised $1,120 to assist Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Romania. The Hungarian Unitarian Church in Cluj is the recipient of our aid to support their work.

From the onset of the war in Ukraine, the Hungarian Unitarian Church and Providence (Gondviselés), its charity organization, have responded to the needs of refugees and internally displaced people in Ukraine. Here is the latest summary that we have received of some of their aid work.

“Since the end of February, we have hosted several Ukrainian refugee families in Cluj. We are currently providing safe shelter for 40 people in church properties and in private accommodations made available to us. In addition to accommodation, we also provide

  • Meals
  • in-kind donations
  • medical  examinations and medicines
  • assistance in job search
  • counseling
  • other administrative support

Many refugees have become our organizing partners; thanks to them, we are able to engage with the growing number of Ukrainian refugees in Cluj (currently around 1,000 families) and their communities in their home country directly and effectively. We have also prepared additional shelters in 12 municipalities across Transylvania, where we can welcome refugees as needed.”

Several refugee families from Odessa have found shelter in our church buildings in Kolozsvár/Cluj and have become our helpers in organizing aid efforts directed to Odessa in southern Ukraine. The Odessan families helped us deliver aid to hospitals in Odessa and Lubashivska on 26 March and 16 April.

 

The total value of these two shipments, consisting mostly of medicines and medical supplies, was $13,128.

 

Thank you again for your help in this ongoing effort!

 

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