How to Help Ukrainians from the United States: appeals to the authorities, donations, humanitarian aid
We have launched a project named «How to Stand with Ukraine», in which we are telling how to help Ukraine from different parts of the world. In this part we share how to support the Ukrainians if you are in the US.
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Preventing the war from becoming an everyday routine is an important task for those who are abroad now. Efficient way for the topic to remain in the agenda shall be writing or calling the representative of your district in Congress and asking them to increase the assistance for Ukraine.
Here are the letter templates to elected officials, the President, embassies of different countries in the US, etc.
On the Congress website you can find your representative and view their contact information.
Drawing attention and making your demands known can also be done at rallies or actions in support of Ukraine. The events calendar in the US and worldwide can be found at stopputin.net.
Medical and Military Equipment
There are many initiatives in the US to buy medical or military equipment and ship it to Ukraine. There are two ways to help:
Donate to the organizations buying it.
Place a self-order of the necessary equipment on Amazon (organizations often make lists of necessities) to the address indicated by the organization.
List of organizations dealing with procurements and accepting donations:
Donation for Ukraine. On the organization’s website you can find the list of items necessary for the military, physicians and civilians.
Meest-America. This is a cargo company specializing in shipping to Eastern Europe which has switched to delivery of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. You can buy the goods from the list by yourself, send or take them to one of the warehouses, from where they will be shipped to Ukraine.
United Help Ukraine. Buying and shipping medical and humanitarian aid. You can come there to volunteer, help them sort and pack the equipment.
Donations are an effective way to support Ukraine in its struggle. We have made two long lists providing different funds and ways to help, from donations for the army to buying tickets to zoos to support their activities. All the information can be found here and here.
QUA — LGBTQ Ukrainians in America. Assistance to Ukrainian LGBT refugees (you can choose either those who are already in the US, or those who are still in Ukraine). You can also fill out a questionnaire in which you can indicate what assistance you can provide in addition to money.
CARE — fundraising for humanitarian aid, such as water, food, medicine, clothes.
International Rescue Committee — the International Committee responds to the world’s most serious humanitarian crises, and the war in Ukraine is no exception. The project team helps to restore health, safety, education and economic well-being of people affected by war.