Latest reports indicate that as many as ONE MILLION Ukrainian refugees have already fled to neighboring countries. Here on the Romanian border, people are continuing to pour across.
Today, our team is working with local churches and shelters who are providing a safe place for the refugees to land once they cross the border. This is a time of intense fear and uncertainty. Everyone we spoke with in the shelters said they felt so loved. The warm reception they have received is helping them through a very scary and overwhelming situation. They still are in fear for their loved ones, but are thankful they are safe and well cared for.
As I write, we're working on getting as many as 40,000 meals across the border to refugees waiting to cross and those in Ukraine who are quickly running out of basic necessities in the midst of the war. I'm expecting we'll move many tens of thousands more meals and other critical resources in the coming days, thanks to warehouse space we secured yesterday.
This is a crisis of immense scope and I'm turning to my Mercy Chefs friends and partners for help. Will you partner with Mercy Chefs today as we serve the people of Ukraine who are fleeing from this war? Go here to make your gift:
There are many, many mothers and grandmothers with young children. It always breaks my heart to see the children who are swept up in the middle of horrific events. In a matter of a few days, their world changed forever.
Please pray. And please help as you can.
Gary LeBlanc, Mercy Chefs
P.S. While we were at the border, a woman and her three kids walked across. Our Ukrainian companions struck up a conversation with her and she said she was a pastor’s wife and her husband couldn’t come. Their family was eventually heading to Germany. Before they crossed they prayed that God would show them a way to safety. They walked across the border and our local contact took them right to the church for food and lodging. That's just one story among many of how you can help be an extension of God's hand of care and support for these precious people. Thanks in advance.