National Campaign Underway to Alleviate Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

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Save Ukraine Now (http://www.saveukrainenow.org), a charitable organization formed to alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis, today announced that its campaign is underway to fill shipping containers with emergency supplies for Ukraine.

The situation in Ukraine has changed from a crisis to a full-fledged catastrophe affecting every aspect of daily life.

Save Ukraine Now (http://www.saveukrainenow.org), a charitable organization formed to alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis, today announced that its campaign is underway to fill shipping containers with emergency supplies for Ukraine.

Save Ukraine Now (SUN) is approaching thousands of schools, civic organizations and faith-based communities to provide emergency supplies and ship them to Ukraine. Campaigns are underway in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Led by local congregations, faith-based communities in these towns have successfully conducted collection drives to fill shipping containers.

Gary Kellner, President of Save Ukraine Now, said, “The situation in Ukraine has changed from a crisis to a full-fledged catastrophe affecting every aspect of daily life. The successful efforts by these local congregations provide a foundation for our national campaign to alleviate the suffering.”

Organizations can participate in the campaign by contacting Save Ukraine Now’s Director of Logistics, David Brennan at dbrennan(at)saveukrainenow(dot)org. Comprehensive instructions and supporting documents can be found in a special section of the Save Ukraine Now website at http://www.saveukrainenow.org/ukraine-survival.html. Save Ukraine Now supplies the shipping containers and only asks participating groups to defray the cost for sending them to Ukraine.

Save Ukraine Now will formally launch its national shipping container campaign, dubbed Ukraine Survival, with a series of events in Detroit on Tuesday, April 28th. and in Chicago on April 30th.

The latest statistics released by OCHA (United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) on March 19th are sobering. More than five million people require some form of humanitarian assistance including 1.1 million refugees within Ukraine (Internally Displaced People or IDPs) and up to 1.7 million children. Since mid-April 2014, at least 6,072 people have been killed and 15,345 wounded.

For more information about Save Ukraine Now, please call 404-862-8183; email info(at)saveukrainenow(dot)org; or visit http://www.saveukrainenow.org. Save Ukraine Now also publishes a blog at http://www.saveukrainenow.org/blog.

About Save Ukraine Now

Save Ukraine Now (http://www.saveukrainenow.org) assists refugees and needy persons suffering due to the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine. Founded by Dr. Gary Kellner, a professional with more than 15 years of experience running social programs in Ukraine, Save Ukraine Now partners with over 12,000 local churches and synagogues to distribute its supplies. The Ukrainian Office of Presidential Administration is supplying trucks and security. Save Ukraine Now has achieved a new paradigm for emergency relief, combining government agencies, NGOs and faith-based organizations to accomplish its goals.

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