Have you wanted to support emergency relief for those fleeing violence in Ukraine? If so, here's how.
You can support emergency relief for those fleeing violence in Ukraine by contributing to the Disaster Relief - International Refugee Programs (DR000156) of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Russia began invading Ukraine on February 24, 2022, in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war that began in 2014. It is the largest conventional military attack on Europe since World War II.
After Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity in February 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and Russian-backed separatists seized parts of south-eastern Ukraine and started the war in Donbas. In 2021, Russia began a major military buildup along its border with Ukraine, sparking an international crisis. During this period, Russian President Vladimir Putin espoused Russian irredentist views, questioned Ukraine's right to statehood, accused NATO of threatening Russia's security, and demanded that Ukraine be banned from joining the alliance. Putin also groundlessly accused Ukraine of committing genocide against its Russian speakers.
The United States and others accused Russia of planning an attack or invasion of Ukraine, which Russian officials repeatedly denied as late as February 23, 2022, one day before Putin announced a "special military operation" to “demilitarize and denazify" Ukraine. Minutes later, missiles and airstrikes hit parts of Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, followed shortly thereafter by a large-scale ground invasion from multiple directions.
This has created a massive evacuation and a humanitarian crisis for the people of Ukraine. However, you can support emergency relief for those fleeing violence in Ukraine by contributing to the Disaster Relief - International Refugee Programs (DR000156) of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Danny C. Murphy
Rev. Dr. Danny Murphy, SR.
The ultimate aim of Trinity Presbytery is to equip and empower our member congregations to become communities of faith, hope, love, witness and service, so that those who do not know Jesus might come to know, love and serve him and so that those who do know Jesus might come to love him more intimately and serve him more faithfully.