The dimensions and implications of the political crisis have obscured the extent of the human tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. If we don’t take action now, thousands of men and women, boys and girls will die.
Tucker, GA (PRWEB) February 17, 2015
Save Ukraine Now (http://www.saveukrainenow.org), a charitable organization formed to alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis, today announced a national drive to fill shipping containers with emergency supplies for the suffering refugees and hard-hit residents of eastern Ukraine. With more than 970,000 internally displaced persons, the relief efforts of the Ukrainian government, international agencies and non-profit organizations are stretched to the breaking point.
Save Ukraine Now (SUN) is approaching thousands of schools, civic organizations and faith-based communities to participate. The groups will supply 55-gallon trash bags to each member or family who will then fill them with warm clothes, blankets, medical supplies and personal hygiene items.
Dr. Gary Kellner, President of Save Ukraine Now, said, “These containers will save the lives of thousands of men, women and children of eastern Ukraine. Relief organizations in the region are overwhelmed by this exploding crisis, and continuing aggression by the separatists is only making matters worse. The bitter Ukrainian winter is compounding the problem, and the United Nations has predicted many people will die.”
Kellner expanded upon the nature of the effort. SUN will provide everything needed for each group including a two-minute video, news releases, public service announcements, bulletin inserts, door hangers and staff support. The group will be asked to defray shipping costs, perhaps through a special offering or local community drive.
Groups wishing to participate should contact the project coordinator, David Brennan, at dbrennan(at)saveukrainenow(dot)org.
Dr. Kellner concluded, “The dimensions and implications of the political crisis have obscured the extent of the human tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. If we don’t take action now, thousands of men and women, boys and girls will die. But we can avert this tragedy by mobilizing the resources of communities across America.”
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 uses 12,000-to-15,000 local churches and congregations 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.