Ukraine Refugees & Flooding in Honduras
The Board of World Mission takes this opportunity to thank the many congregations and individuals who have donated to our Moravian Disaster Response Fund over these past few months. We have raised over $300,000 (US) to assist congregations in the Czech Republic and Germany as they extend hospitality to refugees fleeing violence in Ukraine. Your donations have helped provide housing, food, and critical supplies to folks who are in crisis. It has assisted congregations in helping relocate a primary school from Kyiv to their town. Your donations have also helped congregations in places like Herrnhut to provide language classes, meals, and assistance in finding housing.
We look forward to assisting additional schools in the Czech Republic to welcome refugees into their student bodies. We now know that some refugees are making their way to the United States and Canada. Moravian congregations in southern Wisconsin are now connecting with Ukrainian families who were hosted by Moravians in the Czech Republic and are being settled for up to two years in the Madison, WI area. The BWM can help your congregation if it wants to get involved with hosting refugee families.
Recently we have been made aware of flooding in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras that has severely impacted the essential crops of beans and rice. The Board of World Mission is planning on sending money to help purchase emergency supplies of food and to assist in planting subsequent crops.
For further information, go to MoravianMission.org or contact the Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler at [email protected].
US citizens can send checks to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. You may also donate online at MoravianMission.org/Give. Please use the memo line to indicate that your gift is for “MDR.”
Canadians can send checks to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. Interac e-Transfer donations may be sent to [email protected]. In the comments section, please mark this donation as “MDR” and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.