UKRAINE: Salesians ship aid to people in Kherson
Aid is part of the Salesian plan to help people make it through the winter
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to ship aid to those impacted by the war who have remained in cities in Ukraine*. The aid, mostly consisting of food, is part of the Salesian plan to help people make it through the cold winter. After being brought to a warehouse in Lviv, the aid was delivered to people in Kherson.
Because it was previously occupied by the Russian army, the city of Kherson has been experiencing great instability. People are suffering from a lack of water and electricity, and daily life is difficult. Many people are unable to work and have lost their homes due to the bombing.
Thanks to the generosity of Salesian donors, those most in need have been able to receive sugar, flour, rice, pasta and oil. The close cooperation among various Salesians groups has made this and other similar donations possible.
“We are coming up on a year since the war started and today more than 16 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance,” explained Father Timothy Ploch, interim director of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. “Salesians are still working inside of Ukraine helping at parishes and providing for those displaced. In addition, Salesian programs in neighboring countries are working to provide shelter, food and support for refugee families, mostly women, the elderly and children. Although funds are limited, we will continue to provide as best we can for those in need.”
Salesian missionaries around the globe are working to provide financial and material donations to help people still in Ukraine and refugees in bordering countries. Even Salesians in the poorest countries have stepped up in some way to support the efforts.
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*Any goods, services, or funds provided by Salesian Missions to programs located in this country were administered in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.