Help Ukraine Now

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Even while the escalated war in Ukraine continues, Ukrainians and those around the world who believe in freedom and democracy remain resilient. Below are resources as well as a listing of U.S. based organizations that are still actively engaged in helping Ukraine in any way possible.


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Main Office Rochester / Webster NY

  • ROC Maidan (external link) – Is actively working to collect, sort, and ship humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Donate to ROC Maidan via PayPal (external link) or via a deposit at any of our UFCU branches. ROC Maidan is a subsidiary of the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
    • CLICK HERE to see the most up to date list of accepted items.
  • The Least Of These – Is actively collecting, sorting, and packing donated supplies destined for Ukraine in partnership with Alpha European Grocery & Deli (external link) and Meest (external link). Donate to The Least Of These via Venmo @theleastofthesee.
    • Medical & tactical supplies (click here to see complete list)
    • Shelter/Protective Gear
    • NEW clothes (w/ tags)
    • Non-perishable, non-liquid foods
    • NEW sleeping bags/blankets
    • Hygiene Items
  • Ukrainian American Community Foundation – Supports an array of community, cultural, humanitarian, and educational initiatives and serves as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable institutional structure for the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union. Donations are being accepted via check at any UFCU branch in the amount of $500 or more.

Boston MA

  • Ukrainian American Educational Center of Boston – Helps to provide medical and protective equipment to Ukrainians in defense of their freedom from Russian aggression. Donate to the organization via PayPal (external link) or via a deposit at any of our UFCU branches.

Buffalo & Amherst NY

Charlotte NC

Citrus Heights / Rancho Cordova CA

  • Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (external link) – Headquartered in San Francisco, CA UACC Is actively procuring and shipping critical military aid in partnership with Meest (external link).
  • Ukrainian American House (external link) – Promote bilateral working relationships within the United States and Ukraine in culture, business, economy, and government. Visit their website to learn how to get involved and/or donate to their efforts.
  • Spring of Life Ukrainian Baptist Church (external link) – We are a Ukrainian based in the greater Sacramento area. Our church totals around 800 Ukrainian immigrants, many of whom have relatives and friends still living in Ukraine. In addition, for multiple years, our church has been supporting 25 missionary families who have been working in Ukraine. We are now partnering with these families and local churches to help distribute aid. Click here to donate online (external link) or make checks payable to Spring of Life Church and mail or deliver to 5948 Pecan Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662.

Federal Way WA

Osnova / Parma OH

  • Cleveland Maidan Association (external link) – Our mission is to raise funds with which we can purchase medical equipment for hospitals and basic necessities for the families affected or displaced by the armed conflict in Ukraine. Additionally, we provide financial support for the children and spouses of soldiers who died in the line of duty, and support the provision of financial support to soldiers wounded in combat. Donate to the organization via PayPal (external link) or via a deposit at any of our UFCU branches.

Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA

Syracuse, NY

 

Contribute to the humanitarian aid effort from anywhere in America

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  • Razom for Ukraine (external link): This is a grassroots Ukrainian American 501(c)3 charity started in 2014 after the Maidan Revolution of Dignity and is led by a personal friend of mine. My sister-in-law worked there, too. Donate here (external link).
  • Revived Soldiers Ukraine (external link): this non-profit provides medical aid and sustainable living standards to soldiers of Ukraine and members of their families as well as to those people who suffered and were affected by military conflict. Donate here (external link).
  • Spirit of America (external link): this non-profit works closely with US military and State Department personnel in Poland to meet the urgent needs of Ukraine’s Armed Forces on the front lines. They provide medical supplies, first aid kits, and medical equipment for Ukrainian soldiers and field medical personnel to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian refugees who have escaped to safety in Poland. Donate here (external link).
  • Nova Ukraine (external link): This charity provides humanitarian aid to vulnerable groups and individuals in Ukraine. It raises awareness about Ukraine in the United States and throughout the world and supports Ukraine in its effort to build a strong civil society, to reform its educational system, and to eliminate corruption. Donate Here (external link).
  • Sunflower of Peace (external link): This nonprofit organization is raising money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines. Each backpack is designed for groups of 5 to ten people and includes an array of first aid supplies. Donate here (external link).
  • The Ukrainian Institute of London (external link) has another great list of places to donate.
  • The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (external link) is collecting donations to help civilians inside Ukraine who have been displaced or injured. The UNWLA was established in 1925 to unite women of Ukrainian descent or affiliation to preserve their ethnic identity and cultural heritage within a framework of volunteer humanitarian endeavors. Donate here (external link).

Donate directly to Ukraine’s Armed Forces and/or Humanitarian Aid efforts

Hotline To Help Ukraine

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