On February 24 of this year, Russia began an invasion of Ukraine that is still ongoing.
By the end of April, the BBC was reporting that 6.5 million have been displaced inside Ukraine, and another 5.3 million Ukrainians have fled for neighboring countries — more than 11 million people in all. One out of every two children have had to flee their homes.
Here is how FLF has responded:
- Future Leadership Foundation remains in close contact with Baptist leaders in Ukraine.
- Within the first few days, FLF Field Service Director Chris Cook was in the air on his way to Poland, where he assisted Polish Baptists in a variety of ways.
- Email newsletters went out almost daily in March (you can find links to these on our Facebook page) and a print newsletter recapping our assistance which can be downloaded here.
- FLFs Executive Committee formally acted on February 24 to request donations to be used for humanitarian aid related to anticipated needs of refugees, including food supplies, bedding, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and other items, such as fuel for emergency generators. By the end of the first month, more than $300,000 had been raised.
FLF is asking you, our faithful donors, to make the most generous gift you can – as soon as you can – to the Ukraine Relief Emergency Fund. People throughout Ukraine need our prayers and support more than ever during this uncertain time. Every dollar will be used to meet the needs that emerge from this crisis. To give on this website, go to tinyurl.com/Relief4Ukraine, and under the Fund drop-down menu, choose FLF’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund.
You may also send a check to Future Leadership Foundation, PO Box 1891, Columbia, MO 65202 ATTN: Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund.