Since February 24, millions of Ukrainians have been under siege from a relentless enemy. Many members of the UNWLA felt like history is repeating itself, mirroring the horrors of war and the evacuation our families had to endure many years ago before arriving in the US. Yet, Ukrainians are facing a humanitarian crisis once again. Over 6.3 million have been internally displaced from their homes without access to food, clean water, or medical care. The invasion of Ukraine by russian forces has started a humanitarian crisis that calls out to free peoples throughout the world.
On July 29th, our friends and supporters in New Jersey are hosting a star-studded event from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the NJ Performing Art Center in Newark, NJ. This event is jointly hosted by the three organizations and friends of Ukraine with the inspiration and support of the First Lady of New Jersey, Ms. Tammy Murphy. We are fortunate to have Senator Cory Booker, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole, and Congressman Josh Gottheimer all in attendance, to support this worthy cause. We will have exciting musical guests who will round out what should be a spectacular event.
Among the many humanitarian aid agencies bringing relief inside Ukraine, three organizations continue to serve those most in need. The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) provides highly specialized life-saving medical equipment and supplies for Ukrainian hospitals and supports displaced orphans and child victims of the war. It also works with trusted partners in Ukraine to supply tens of thousands of people living in towns isolated by intense shelling with medicines, food parcels, hygienic kits, generators, and drinking water. UNITED SIKHS is an UN-affiliated international non-profit that has been providing humanitarian aid at the Polish-Ukrainian border for over three months with volunteers from around the globe. With teams inside Ukraine, UNITED SIKHS are bringing aid even into dangerous war zone areas. They’ve served over 500,000 people with meals, medicine, heated shelter, and hygiene packages. They operate a 24/7 help hotline to deliver emergency relief to the most vulnerable populations in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Shehyni, Ukraine. Founded by Chef Jose Andres, World Central Kitchen (WCK) works across Ukraine. It is managed and carried out by thousands of brave Ukrainians daily. The team includes more than 4,500 people—chefs, drivers, warehouse managers, and logistics experts—who help WCK serve over 1 million daily meals all over the country.
Please join us at this fundraiser to support the efforts of these organizations to bring relief to the Ukrainian people! It’s in our power to extend a helping hand across the ocean – as a community. Click here to purchase your ticket.