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world-wide disasters, and trauma. Those wishing to help refugees in Ukraine are invited to make a gift through Trinity for Episcopal Relief and Development. The most recent update from the president of Episcopal Relief and Development is pasted below. Make your gift directly to Trinity, making note of Episcopal Relief and Development. You can make your donation at Trinity's website (www.trinityasheville.org) and click on the donate button in the upper right hand corner. Or send your donation to 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
From Episcopal Relief and Development (March 15, 2022)
Since we last wrote, more than two million people have been displaced after Russian forces invaded the country, making this the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. Damage to civilian infrastructure has left thousands without electricity or water — and homes have been destroyed, affecting hundreds of thousands of people within the country. Ukrainians continue fleeing to neighboring countries such as Poland, Hungary and Romania.
We are supporting Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance) as it works through ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and other local organizations to provide emergency assistance such as food, shelter, water and basic supplies to refugees and people displaced within Ukraine.
On February 27, HIA set up a refugee support point on the Ukrainian side of the border at Beregsurány, where volunteers are providing hot tea, sandwiches, refreshments, blankets and basic hygiene items for families, who often wait long hours to cross the border into Hungary. HIA is in contact with its network of churches and organizations, as well as local governments in Hungary, to coordinate cash assistance, shelter, food and medicine for people who have been displaced.
ACT Alliance is setting up similar support points at other border towns to assist people as they leave Ukraine. It is working through local partners to provide aid for refugees in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Poland.