MDR News Outreach Ukraine

Meet Hanna: An Update from the Moravian High School in Hejnice, Czech Republic

Moravian Disaster Response to Ukraine:
Update from Hejnice, Czech Republic

We recently shared a video of a Ukrainian student attending school at the Moravian High School in Hejnice, Czech Republic. Thanks in part to the generosity of BWM donors, this school has increased their capacity to welcome Ukrainian students who recently joined their community as refugees. The video below introduces us to their music teacher, Hanna, who is originally from Ukraine and moved to the Czech Republic six years ago. When the war broke out in February of 2022, she and her husband welcomed about 20 refugees, mostly friends and family, into their home.


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 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.