USA for UNHCR donors share words of love and kindness to support families fleeing Ukraine
USA for UNHCR’s donor community comes from all corners of the United States and from all walks of life. It’s always inspiring to take a moment and read their words about what motivates them to care for refugees. As the heartbreaking events in Ukraine continue to unfold, there are still moments of hope as there is a global community ready to help families fleeing the crisis. Take a moment to read some inspiring words from refugee supporters:
“My kids (12 and 7) were heartbroken watching the news reports from Ukraine, so they set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the families. They raised $400. -Nancy C.
“My parents were refugees from Cambodia. I’m not sure what organizations helped my parents survive and resettle in the United States, but I know it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of many foreigners. I deeply understand the kind of suffering one can endure as a refugee and I want to help ensure that no one has to endure this kind of suffering for too long. -James O.
“The crisis in Ukraine is a tragedy, as are such crises in so many places. People should never be driven from their homes by such violence. —Colene R.
“My wife and I were born in Kyiv, Ukraine, my friends are now living there during the war and I feel I have to do something to help Ukraine in this difficult time.” —Alex V.
“I am an American of Polish descent. I am proud of the Poles who welcome Ukrainian refugees. I have great respect for the Ukrainian people caught up in the crisis. —Anne-Marie P.
“I’m part of the BTS army and we’re here to support refugees from Ukraine.” —Laura G.
“My grandparents are Ukrainians and came to America with the help of this organization [UNHCR] after the Second World War and in camps for displaced persons in Europe. —Ashley R.
“I saw the boxes labeled UNHCR on Fox News in Poland, so I knew which association to support. Thank you for helping Ukrainians. — V April.
“Hearing the stories of families fleeing Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria gives a human face to the work you do. Thank you and God bless your work and all you serve. -Sarah N.
How you can help…
Join other compassionate Americans and offer kindness to families fleeing Ukraine and other crises around the world. Make a difference in the lives of refugees by becoming US for UNHCR’s new monthly donor.