Support the people of Ukraine
More than a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the war has created an extraordinary refugee and displacement crisis. Since it began in February 2022, it is estimated that one-third of Ukraine's 41 million people have been displaced. Much of the country's economy and infrastructure is also in ruins, so many who remain face extreme hardship.
Pontifical Mission Societies
The destruction caused by days of ongoing blasts in Ukraine has left people homeless, fleeing as refugees to other countries for shelter, or seeking safety in underground subways and hospital basements. There is a growing and urgent need for food, and other basic aid. Through the Pontifical Mission Societies, you can support the priests, Religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay pastoral leaders who are reaching out to those who are suffering and in need with concrete help, and with that help, offering hope [Donate here]
Catholic Relief Services
Since the start of the conflict, CRS partners Caritas Ukraine (of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) and Caritas Spes (of the Roman Catholic Church) have supported millions of people.
In addition to providing refugee families with immediate help like food, shelter, and information to people crossing borders, CRS addresses the mental and emotional toll that thousands of refugees across the region are living with. CRS provides counseling to refugees in neighboring countries like Romania and also works to meet the longer-term needs of people impacted by the war.
CRS and its local Church partners also work in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, providing housing, cash and integration services. In Ukraine, preparing for winter is an urgent need, as many buildings and homes have been destroyed.
Please remember the people of Ukraine and support CRS in its efforts. [Donate here]
Knights of Columbus Solidarity Fund
Working with Knights of Columbus councils in Poland, as well as with the Latin and Greek Catholic churches in Ukraine, the Knights have been providing temporary shelter, food, clothing, medical attention, and other support to the thousands of Ukrainian refugees. One-hundred percent of donations received go directly to support humanitarian aid in Ukraine. You can make a donation here.