Ukraine: showing our support in Grindleford, and how to help
The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help teams respond to severe water shortages following damage to several water stations and pipelines during the invasion.
UNICEF intends to stay in Ukraine and is focused on delivery of critical supplies to children and their families. These include blankets, warm clothes, hygiene, and health kits – it has also launched an appeal.
Non-profit organisation Global Giving, which uses funds from donations to help provide shelter, food, and clean water for refugees, health support and access to education, has launched an appeal called Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
International Committee of the Red Cross is fundraising for its teams to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities with medicines and equipment, and support families with food and hygiene items.
Sunflower of Peace is providing backpacks to Ukrainian soldiers, citizens, and volunteers with first aid and medical supplies.
Ukrainian organisation Voices of Children provides psychological care to children dealing with the trauma of war and operates in villages and towns along the frontline in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. You can donate via their site on PayPal.
The Save the Children charity is helping to provide aid to children and their families – including hygiene kits, access to safe education, grants for families to pay for food and medicine.
Non-profit organisation Nova Ukraine has a donations page and provides humanitarian aid to vulnerable groups and individuals in Ukraine.
Save the Children also has a Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund to help Ukrainian families with donations used to help families meet their basic needs such as food, medicine and shelter.
Choose Love has launched an appeal with funding going to Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. It provides emergency medical care, food, shelter, clothes, legal support, support for the LGBTQIA+ community and mental health support.
https://www.animalscharities.co.uk/ukraine For more information about how to support animal welfare efforts.
Volunteers say their most needed items include batteries and flashlights, clothes, shoes, sanitary products, and bedding.
If you want to volunteer, this might be a useful link for you
There is as yet no news about relaxations in visa requirements to bring refugees to the UK, other than those with families already here, but the Council is keeping a watch on developments and will keep you informed as things move forward.
In the meantime I know we all stand together for Ukraine.
Chair, Grindleford Parish Council