OM’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis
Thank you for your quick and generous response to the unfolding crisis happening in Ukraine. Since February 24, more than 3.25 million people have fled the war in Ukraine, seeking safety in countries further west. Your gift has supported OM teams in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Slovakia to quickly respond to the needs of those fleeing. Our teams were among the first at the border, welcoming the sudden arrival of refugees and coordinating with local Jesus followers and churches to provide for those who had none.
In Ukraine, our teams provide food, temporary shelter and transport to people as they flee westward. We have set up two trailers at the border in Poland to provide warm shelter, essential needs and rest for women with children and babies. In Moldova, we have set up a circus tent for those standing in long immigration lines, where people can rest, eat and drink something, and recharge their phones while waiting to cross over to safety. In Hungary, our Bus4Life moved to the border to provide support and help. In Romania, we are providing shelter as well as transporting food and supplies across the border into Ukraine.
All OM teams are partnering with local churches to help. OM values the churches and is networking with them in this response. In many places, this crisis has brought different churches and denominations together in unity in their efforts to help. Our team members also continue to engage in conversations with those who are hurting — offering comfort and hope to those who are mourning so much. Thank You!! Your gift is making a difference in the lives of people who are encountering OM workers in the midst of this horrible situation. Thank you for partnering with us to be the hands and feet of Christ to those who are hurting. To date, we have seen over 100,000 people touched by our teams. We have helped over 18,000 men, women and children with either a food distribution, transportation or shelter needs, or provided a safe space and care for women and children