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March 10, 2022

USA for UNHCR donors share words of love and kindness to support families fleeing Ukraine

USA for UNHCR’s community of donors come from all corners of the United States and all walks of life. It is always inspiring to take a moment and read their words of what motivates them to care for refugees. As the heartbreaking events in Ukraine continue to unfold, there are still moments of hope because there is a global community ready to help families fleeing the crisis. Take just a moment to read some words of inspiration from compassionate refugee supporters: 

“My children (12 and 7) have been heartbroken watching the reports coming out of Ukraine, so they set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for families. They raised $400.” — Nancy C. 

“My parents were refugees from Cambodia. I don't know exactly which organizations helped my parents survive and resettle in the USA, but I do know that it couldn't have been done without the help of many strangers. I deeply understand the kinds of suffering that one can go through as a refugee and I want to help make sure that no one has to go through that kind of suffering for too long.” — James O.

“The crisis in Ukraine is a tragedy as are such crises in so many places. People should never be driven from their homes by such violence." —Colene R.

“Me and my wife were born in Kyiv, Ukraine, my friends live there now during the war and I feel that I have to do something to help Ukraine in that difficult time.” — Alex V. 

“I am an ethnically Polish American. I am proud of the Poles who are welcoming Ukrainian refugees. I have great respect for the Ukrainian people caught in crisis.” — Anne-Marie P.

“I am a part of the BTS Army and we are here to support refugees from Ukraine.” —Laura G. 

“My grandparents are from Ukraine and came to America with the help of this organization [UNHCR] after WWII and being in displaced person camps in Europe.” — Ashley R.

“I saw the boxes labeled UNHCR on Fox News in Poland so I knew which charity to support. Thanks for helping the Ukrainians.” — April V. 

“Hearing the stories of families fleeing Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria puts a human face on the work you do. Thank you and God bless your work and all you serve.” — Sarah N.

How you can help...

Join other compassionate Americans and give kindness to families fleeing Ukraine and other crises around the world. Make a difference in the lives of refugees by becoming USA for UNHCR’s newest monthly donor.