HELP FAMILIES IN UKRAINE SURVIVE THIS WINTER
60-second video: Wood-burning stoves for Ukrainian families.
Winter is coming to Ukraine. Russia has bombed Ukraine's power grids and heating infrastructure. To survive this winter, thousands of families need a heater. Together, we can help by sponsoring a wood-burning stove with a cooking surface.
To supply one heating stove to one family cost $100 dollars. Great Commission Media Ministries has already provided hundreds of families with wood-burning stoves for heating and for cooking. Thousands more are needed.
This Christmas, please consider sponsoring one wood-burning stove for one family in Ukraine. Perhaps it will be the most important gift you can give to a family this holiday season.
Thousands of families will face freezing temperatures without heating this winter. On the front lines, fathers and sons are fighting for their families, wives, children, and their motherland. We can help keep their loved ones stay alive.
United Nations Statistics:
As of September 13, 2022 there are presently 7,278,696 Ukrainian refugees. Of them, 4,040,108 have sought temporary refuge in Europe. Refugees have arrived in neighboring countries in Europe seen here:
Together we can help
GCMM has in addition to monetary assistance, sent food, clothing, hygiene and medical supplies to Ukraine.
With the funds raised, we have supported on-site relief personnel who have integral roles in the evacuations and logistics. Also, providing the teams with supplies and overall supporting their spiritual well-being. As the war progresses, their logistical expertise continues to be critical in evaluating where humanitarian aid is needed most, with the changing situations daily. Our experienced members organize the transportation, storage, and distribution of aid through logistic centers in Ukraine.
Food and healthcare supplies
We delivered food, wheelchairs, hygiene and dressing supplies to the TERNOPIL warehouse and logistics centre in western Ukraine. From there, the aid is transported to eastern Ukraine, to the Zaporizhzhia centre and villages located in the direction of Mariupol. Also, to the region between Kyiv and Belarus.
More than 8 million people have had to flee the war from east to western Ukraine. As a result, refugees arriving in the west have put stress on the health care services there. Aid arriving from Finland to Ukraine supports the local healthcare in the country, says Hannu Haukka, of GCMM and the lead for Ukrainian emergency aid services from Finland.
FOOD AID ARRIVED AT THE LOGISTICS CENTRE IN ZAPORIZHZHIA, SOUTHERN UKRAINE
A truckload of 20 tons of food aid arrived at the Zaporizhzhia city warehouse and logistics center, substantially supported through GCMM’s Ukrainian emergency aid from Finland.
Russia’s major attack on Ukraine has caused a large number of civilian casualties and the destruction of civilian infrastructure.
This has forced millions of Ukrainians to flee their homes in search of safety, protection and help. During the first five weeks of the war, more than four million refugees crossed the border into neighbouring countries and many more have been forced to leave their homes inside the country.
According to the UN, more than 14 million people are believed to have fled their homes after Russia attacked Ukraine of which 90% are women and children. Men between the ages of 18 and 60 cannot leave the country.
Aid delivered to date
GCMM’s Ukraine emergency aid has delivered crisis relief to Ukraine, including:
More than 200,000 packages of food aid to frontline villages
Thousands of servings of instant soup
Wood-burning stoves @ $100 per unit
Generators and solar panels
Tourniquets for dressing wounds
Wheelchairs and crutches
Sleeping bags and blankets
UKRAINIANS NEED HEAT—CHRISTMAS AND WINTER WEATHER ARE ON THE WAY
Electricity and heating options are an issue, with large areas of Ukraine currently without power. Russia has bombed many of Ukraine’s power distribution centers. Ukraine needs our help more than ever. A locally built stove as a source of heat and cooking as seen above can be purchased and delivered for $100. Many are needed. Together we can make a difference, supporting Ukrainians yet another way amidst this devastating war.
Medical aid to Ukraine
The need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine is great. People need healthcare services, medicine, clean water and shelter.
We have delivered wheelchairs, crutches and hospital supplies to our partners operating in Ukraine from Finland. We have also supplied soldiers with medical supplies, bandages and an ultrasound machine at one of the hospitals.
Financial support has made it possible to obtain critically needed medicine.
GCMM provides support to local aid workers in Ukraine and in its neighbouring countries. The staff of the Pilgrim orphanage serve in significant ways in terms of logistics and delivering aid to villages in need of help.
GCMM offers valuable support for the mental and spiritual well-being of refugees.
The destruction caused by the war is indescribable. The needs of families who have fled the war are immense. Help will be needed for years to come. Donating to the GCMM Ukrainian Emergency Fund is the very best way to support the families of Ukraine.
East Ukrainian village evacuations
Our greatest task at hand is to help vulnerable people, such as refugees, asylum seekers and the undocumented. We help those in need regardless of their legal or social status.
When it comes to helping refugees, it’s important to provide new arrivals with the basics: food, water, warm clothes and a roof over their heads. GCMM offers welcome centre services to thousands of people in private homes as well, by keeping immigration services abreast of homes where refugees are living, and other legalities. Private citizens who have invited refugees into their homes, provide accommodation and can request assistance with food and clothing for their guests as well as help children find schools, daycare services for smaller children and jobs for those able to work.
Novoselovka village, Donetsk region. This village belongs to the logistic centers' regular route and delivers food aid every other week.
More than 300 tons of FOOD AID have been delivered to the Donetsk region, including the towns of Slovyansk, Izyum, and Lyman, and to villages in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
Aid has reached East Ukraine
GCMM has been helping people in crisis in both Ukraine and Poland, as well as refugees who have fled to other countries. The need is great.
Aid has been delivered in several ways:
Mental and spiritual well-being support
Emergency aid fund donations are being used to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by the crisis in Ukraine. Aid continues. Thank you to all donors.
On August 25th and October 12th, in cooperation with a hospital in Finland, we delivered approximately 16 tons of humanitarian aid to the Khmelnytskyi Children's Hospital. The load included regular hospital beds, electrically operated hospital beds, and intensive care unit monitoring equipment. We delivered aid to the hard-hit city hospital in Kryvyi Rih as well.
GCMM helps refugees arriving in Finland
We are helping those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, by providing food and beverages, hygiene supplies, and supporting their mental and spiritual well-being including assistance in practical ways. We also support the authorities receiving Ukrainian immigrants into Finland.
We have been intermediaries for the placement of Ukrainian refugees in various localities in the country.
GCMM has produced literature that supports spiritual well-being in both Ukrainian and Russian. We have been using a 160-page book with content that has been tailored to a country affected by war. At the present time, the goal is to print a total of 300,000 copies. The book includes a number to call, for counseling and other assistance services.