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Moravian Disaster Response to Ukraine – January 6, 2023 Update

Update from Nová Paka, Czech Republic

Thank you for your dedicated support of the Moravian Disaster Response to the current crisis in Ukraine. Through the generosity of many congregations and individuals, Ukrainian refugees have experienced the welcoming presence of Moravians around the world. You may remember that, last year, the BWM supported renovations on a hotel owned by Moravians in the Czech Republic, which became housing for refugee families. Now as we welcome the new year, the Moravian congregation in Nová Paka continues to provide maintenance for this building to ensure that their new brothers and sisters are as comfortable as possible, even as they adjust to a living in a foreign country and culture. They also provide Ukrainian translation during church services and other programs for both adults and children. Support for this project continues even as the situation in Ukraine may have left your TV screens and social media feeds. Please take a moment to watch the following video, which was created around Thanksgiving time to give a current outline of the ministry taking place in Nová Paka.

How You Can Help:

We recognize that refugee resettlement needs are likely to grow as more people around the world are displaced due to war, political unrest, climate change, and natural disasters. The BWM will continue to monitor needs as they arise and support the work already underway throughout the Moravian world. To support refugee resettlement work, including during the current Ukrainian crisis, please follow the giving instructions below.

Those in the US can send checks to Board of World Mission, 1021 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. You may also make your donation online at http://moravianmission.org/give/ and click on the green “Give” button at the top of the page. Please use the memo line to indicate that your gift is for “Refugee Resettlement.”

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 “Refugee Resettlement” and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.

For further information, contact the Rt. Rev. Chris Giesler at [email protected] or 610-868-1732.

More Information: Click here for our past updates on this work.

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