As we pray for an end to violence and for those fleeing Ukraine, please also pray for all those working to respond to the current crisis. In addition to Episcopal Relief and Development, we are sharing information and links to relief organizations to which St. John’s parishioners have a direct and personal connection.
Please continue to pray for all affected by this conflict, and all those working to alleviate the immense suffering.
The 1K Project Ukraine: www.1kproject.org
I was introduced to Alex Iskold in 2018 and our family is a founding investor in his first two venture capital funds. The link to the firm’s web site is https://www.2048.vc. Susan and I and our children, some of whom also know Alex, are contributors to the 1K Project. Please contact me if you have questions. Thank you for your consideration, George Matelich, parishioner and vestrymember.
Alex Iskold is a New York City venture capitalist who emigrated from Ukraine in the early 1990’s. He has created a program which puts money directly into the hands of needy Ukrainian families, and I’m hoping you will consider joining us in participating.
It’s called The 1K Project Ukraine and it vets all applicants. Alex says the current priority right now is families with two or three kids, particularly single mothers. More than 1,700 families have been funded so far, representing around $2.2 million committed.
Please visit the 1k Project website to learn more.
Operation Palyanytsya: www.helpukraine22.org/
My very close friend was formerly stationed in the Ukraine region working for the US Government in a classified defense role. He quickly organized with many former counterparts to be on the ground at their own expense & risk. They are fluent in multiple languages and effectively making an impact. Their target group is women, children (many are orphans), women with children, elderly and special needs. They have arranged safe passage, housing, sourcing & distribution of medicine and telehealth links. Click here to read a recent update about how funds are being used.
The team is delivering Ukraine humanitarian efforts for those in need of help but need more donations of money, time or resources. I connect with my friend continually and can share the good they are doing with anyone who wants more details. Thank you, Mike Raso, parishioner and vestrymember.
Visit the Operation Palyanytsya website to learn more.
Episcopal Relief & Development: support.episcopalrelief.org/ukraineresponse
Support Episcopal Relief & Development in providing humanitarian aid in response to the crisis in Ukraine. By donating to the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund, you will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Visit the Ukraine pages of the ERD website to learn more.