Never in a million years did I think that the help we provide, the impact we make would touch my family so closely. And yet, here I am, with my aunt hiding out in a bomb shelter in Kyiv, my cousin helping our community over there.
I am in touch with people in Ukraine and here are a few ways I think you can be of help:
- If you have a medical background and are able to help with telehealth services in Ukraine please reach out to me at email@example.com
- Talk to your Russian speaking neighbors – please support everyone, not only those of Ukrainian background.
- Donate to any of the organizations below
- Help your children understand what’s going on (see below)
Please remember that we are all in this together – while the tyrant acts, all people suffer.
Thank you all.
With Kind Regards,
JDC: the Leading Global Jewish Humanitarian Organization
UJA Federation of New York
HIAS: Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
International Rescue Committee
Voices of Children
International Medical Corps
Resources to help you speak with your children about the war*
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War – Common Sense Media
Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children – American Psychological Association
How to Talk to Kids About Ukraine – NY Times
*Thanks to our partners at SAR Academy for referring us to these resources.