Here at Pacific, we are committed to being a faith community that pursues transformative justice in our world. As a people, we sincerely empathize for the people of Ukraine and we are praying for God's peace to reign. With that said, we want to let you know that the C&MA national ministry centre is set up to receive donations for Ukraine Relief (link below).
For August 15, 2022 video update click here!
C&MA Ukraine Relief Update October 2022
We continue to partner with Good Works Mission (Dobro Czynić in Polish) a Christian Relief and Development organization in Poland. As of July, the following are initiatives that they are overseeing and implementing with funding we are contributing:
- Serving 18 churches who are hosting groups of Ukrainian guests in addition to hundreds of private homes hosting as well.
- A large food distribution centre has been opened to supplement private homes hosting refugees.
- The distribution centre is also used to store and move large quantities of food to Ukraine.
- We have another large shipment of food going to Ukraine in October.
- Providing food parcels, clothing, hygiene, and other supplies to Ukrainians.
- Used clothing centres for distribution.
- 10 children’s centers have been opened for Ukrainian children.
- Providing supplies and food.
- So far 5000 gift bags for children have been distributed that include gospel literature and a book specifically for kids having come out of military conflict.
- 20 kids outreach festivals have been held.
- Day spa for women for when kids are at the Centres. (E.g. Hair cuts available at no cost.)
- Translation equipment for church services.
- Churches are providing a drop-in centre with photocopy machines and supplies for refugees requiring copies of documentation to register at the Consulate.
- 3 language schools and job placement centers have been opened and are functioning to serve Ukrainians who want to learn Polish in order to find better jobs.
- There are plans to start a community kitchen for Ukrainian women to cook and to train women to prepare meals for others. We are awaiting the budget for furniture and equipment and other start-up needs for this initiative.
For October 7, 2022 video update click here!
For October 9, 2022 video update click here!
For other video updates click here!
To date, donations raised for Ukraine refugee relief is around $300,000! Your donation to this account will continue to enable the C&MA to respond with emergency aid to people who have been affected by disasters both globally and domestically.
If you’d like to join us in supporting refugees, give to our Global Emergency Response Fund HERE!.
Pray for Ukraine. Pray for peace.