We don't usually send out emergency appeals such as this, but in the present situation we felt we had to. As you are all aware, the situation in Ukraine is terrible. We have spent the weekend trying to locate all of our project managers in Ukraine with varying degrees of success. Several have managed to get over borders into Poland and Romania(those with families) and others feel they need to stay put. It does depend largely on where you are in Ukraine and what your present circumstances are. Sadly, after many years of supporting the poor and marginalised, the project managers now find themselves refugees and in need of help themselves.
On top of this is, of course, the large humanitarian and refugee crisis that is now enfolding and affecting other countries that Link to Hope, and Door of Hope, help, such as Moldova, and to a lesser extent Bulgaria. There is desperate financial need to help the people at the borders and also to house and feed those refugees that have managed to get to relative safety. We have managed to already send £1,000 in order to buy bedding, mattresses, beds, etc. that are being set up in our community centre in Bozieni in Moldova. Our canteen that usually serves the poor community is now being expanded to feed the refugees as well.
If you are able, please donate to our appeal, and every penny will be sent out through trusted contacts to help people on the ground regardless of who they are. Collection plates will be at the front of the church and also in the hall this coming Sunday, March 13th.I will send all money collected to Link to Hope on behalf of our church. If you are unable to attend next Sunday, I may be able to collect donations. You can contact me on 01296 422919 or email@example.com.
Many thanks. Margaret Miskin.