UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE

Save Ukraine Now serves as a non-partisan coalition to alleviate Ukraine’s humanitarian catastrophe by providing direct aid to the Ukrainian people and serving as a voice to governments, media, NGOs as well as to the general public.

OUR MISSION:

Building Coalitions to Alleviate Ukraine's Humanitarian Crisis

SaveUkraineNow team members deliver firewood to Refugee Center near Kyiv

SaveUkraineNow team members deliver firewood to Refugee Center near Kyiv

Woman who lost her house in Slavyansk

Woman who lost her house in Slavyansk

We serve as a non-partisan coalition to stand with Ukraine in her hour of national trial and suffering by providing direct aid to the Ukrainian people and serving as a voice to governments, media, NGOs as well as to the general public.

 

We have three directions of action to fulfill our mandate:

 

  • Humanitarian aid to refugees including food, medical supplies, clothing and blankets.
  • Education of government leaders, opinion makers, educators and the citizenry on the issues confronting Ukraine today, its value to the world community and the vital importance of supporting Ukraine’s fight for survival.
  • Communication in real time regarding threats to Ukraine.

 

Objectives

 

  • Provide emergency relief to refugees and others suffering from the effects of the war in Ukraine.
  • Assemble a coalition of influential individuals to lend their influence and voice on behalf of Ukraine.
  • Educate leaders from every sector of life  (i.e., religious, business, arts and entertainment, sports, government, science and technology, NGOs) about the threat posed to world order by a revived Soviet Empire.
  • Build a national consensus to support Ukraine in its struggle for survival.
  • Advocate on Ukraine’s behalf in government, the media, NGOs, and religious communities.

 

The situation in eastern Ukraine is dire.

 

According to the UN, more than 1,000,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything they had behind. Many more are without water and electricity. Food and medical supplies are running low and in a few weeks the weather will become bitter and the suffering will become deadly.

Without such assistance, thousands of individuals will get sick and many — especially the old and infirm—will die.

Because of the many years I have worked in Ukraine on charitable, educational and political projects, I believe that a synergy of government, NGOs and faith-based organizations offers the best hope for relieving the suffering of the population in the present crisis. I am hopeful of success because every sector of society has committed itself to cooperation, beginning with the Office of the President and including business leaders, charitable organizations and churches.

Responding to the humanitarian crisis alone is not sufficient.

It is time to tell the world the truth about Vladimir Putin and the threat he represents not only to Ukraine, but also to Europe and the US. The response of the Western democracies to Russian aggression in Ukraine makes it obvious that many of the leaders of these governments do not possess the historical perspective or an understanding of what is at stake. We need to help them understand that the place to stop Putin is the Donbas, not the Vistula.

A tragic and under-reported dimension of the crisis in Ukraine is the war being waged against the religion by the separatists. Bishops and pastors have been abducted, tortured and beaten. The murder of five pastors and deacons has been confirmed. Hundreds of churches have been closed, with many churches either destroyed or taken over by terrorists, leaving whole congregations without places to worship.

Persecution has not been experienced to so great a scale since the days of Communism.

This is the situation that gives rise to Save Ukraine Now, an organization that will provide direct aid to the Ukrainian people in the recently liberated areas of eastern Ukraine and will be a strong and aggressive advocate for Ukraine to the Western governments, the media, NGOs and wider publics.

 

Dr. Gary Kellner

President,
Save Ukraine Now

Russian military supplies found in Sails of Hope Orphanage

Russian military supplies found in Sails of Hope Orphanage

Sails of Hope Orphanage, Slavyansk

Sails of Hope Orphanage, Slavyansk

Sails of Hope Orphanage, Slavyansk

Sails of Hope Orphanage, Slavyansk

Slavyansk city sign shot with bullet holes

Slavyansk city sign shot with bullet holes

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