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*Support & Assistance Resources for Ukraine*

*Support & Assistance Resources for Ukraine*

As the situation in Ukraine persists, Bergen's Promise and Bergen ResourceNet wants to do what we can to alleviate the suffering of those experiencing the war. 

This page contains resources and opportunities to support the people of Ukraine during the Russian invasion. This page will be updated regularly as new resources become available.

The State of New Jersey has created a dedicated page containing regular updates on how you can support Ukraine, click here to check out the site.

All of the following resources are accepting donations of money and/or supplies to support the people of Ukraine.

Local Community and Religious Centers

  • Hope For Ukraine: Our purpose is to serve individuals and families of the poorest communities in Ukraine. Provide support and rehabilitation for wounded soldiers that return home from Eastern Ukraine conflict zone. We are dedicated to improving quality of life of poor children and youth by providing basic necessities, critical benefits and support services/programs.
     
  • New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA): The New Jersey Hospital Association and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America are leading a relief effort to send medical supplies to Ukraine. N.J. hospitals have already donated more than 250 pallets of medical supplies and equipment and 40,000 doses of medications to the war-torn nation. But more is needed as the crisis grows and casualties increase. Donations will provide additional medical supplies for Ukraine as well as defray the costs of shipping the humanitarian aid. 
     
  • Orthodox Church of Ukraine - Holy Ascension Cathedral: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA (UOC-USA) was organized in the United States in 1925 as an integral part of its Mother Church, the Autocephalous [i.e. independent] Ukrainian Orthodox Church established in Kyiv, Ukraine.

  • The Ukrainian Weekly: The Ukrainian Weekly was founded in 1933 to serve the Ukrainian American community and to function as a vehicle for communication of that community’s concerns to the general public in the United States. It is the official English-language publication of the Ukrainian National Association.

  • Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ): The Cultural Center’s purpose is to provide facilities for the preservation of Ukrainian heritage and culture, and to promote and conduct educational and social programs for persons of Ukrainian descent and for the community at large.

  • Ukrainian Community Center of New Jersey: The hub of Ukrainian American life in Essex and Union counties.

  • Ukrainian History and Education Center (UHEC): The Ukrainian History and Education Center’s mission is to connect generations by telling the stories of Ukraine and Ukrainian Americans through its museum and archives. The UHEC has fulfilled this mission through rotating exhibitions, public access to archives, educational and cultural programming, and online resources that increase the appreciation of Ukrainian history and culture among non-Ukrainians and help Ukrainian Americans better understand their roots.

  • Ukrainian National Association, Inc.The UNA is a modern fraternal society that offers a competitive range of high-quality insurance products that provide financial peace of mind. We also offer medical benefits and scholarships to our members.

  • Ukrainian National Home: Ukrainian Community Center: Ukrainian Community Center is the perfect location for your next party, celebration or other social event. If you are looking for the ideal venue for your private party then we may have the answer.

National and international Assistance, Donations, and Support

  • U.S. Department of State: For information about supplies, leaving Ukraine, support, and U.S. policy, visit the "United with Ukraine" page.
    • FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration Announces New Humanitarian, Development, and Democracy Assistance to Ukraine and the Surrounding Region

  • International Committee of the Red Cross: The ICRC – together with its partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – remains active in Ukraine and surrounding countries, saving and protecting the lives of victims of armed conflict and violence. Our neutral and impartial humanitarian action supports the most vulnerable people: humanitarian needs are enormous, but together we can address them. 

  • Come Back Alive: Come Back Alive is Ukraine’s largest army support foundation. We are supplying thermal imagers and night vision devices, mobile surveillance systems, UAVs, mine clearance kits, and other high-precision equipment to military personnel deployed to the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas.

  • Kharkiv Humanitarian Aid CenterWe are helping those people. We help volunteers in Kharkiv who’s primary goals are: help with evacuation, accommodation, food, and medicine.

  • Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)Some humanitarian crises make the headlines—others don’t. Unrestricted support from our donors allows us to mobilize quickly and efficiently to provide lifesaving medical care to the people who need it most, whether those needs are in the spotlight or not. And your donation is 100 percent tax-deductible.

  • National Bank of Ukraine: The National Bank of Ukraine has opened a special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine directly. The central bank’s decision comes after the Ukrainian government imposed martial law throughout Ukraine in response to armed aggression by Russia and the renewed threat to Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity.

  • Razom: Razom’s Emergency Response project was created to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.

  • Revived Soldiers Ukraine: Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine, and to provide medical aid and sustainable living standards to soldiers of Ukraine and members of their families as well as to those people who suffered and were affected by military conflict in ATO zone (anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine).

  • Save the ChildrenHOW WE'RE HELPING - Distributing essential humanitarian aid to children and their families. Delivering winter and hygiene kits. Providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs like food, rent and medicines. Working to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of conflict. Providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education.

  • SOS Ukraina: We will be providing humanitarian assistance including food and other forms of support to people who have to leave their homes. Our actions will help people affected by conflict, including internally displaced persons and refugees coming to Poland.

  • U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF): Our work is aimed at supporting the development of democracy, a free market economy and human rights in Ukraine, and the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Ukraine.

  • UNICEF USA: UNICEF's emergency response teams and partners are ramping up efforts to deliver safe water to families in communities where water systems are barely functioning. They are providing health care, nutrition and education support where services are severely lacking or have shut down entirely. And they are focusing on protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse in the face of increased threats of gender-based violence and the risk of harm from mines and other explosive remnants of war.

  • United Help Ukraine: United Help Ukraine (UHU) is working to provide life-saving individual first aid kits (IFAKs containing blood-stopping bandages and tourniquets) and other emergency medical supplies to the front lines. In addition, UHU is also cooperating with other emergency response organizations to prepare humanitarian aid to civilians that might be directly affected if Russian forces attack.

  • United Sikhs: United Sikhs is providing humanitarian aid on the Poland-Ukraine border. Learn more about donating needed items.

  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of AmericaThe Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Ukrainian World Congress have called on Ukrainian communities worldwide to join the global campaign #StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNOW. UCCA asks supporters of Ukraine to mobilize online with messages of support for Ukraine. “The United States must do more than issue ultimatums about sanctions and economic penalties.“

  • Voices of Children: Charitable foundation Voices of Children helps children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine. We provide psychological and psychosocial support to help Ukrainian children overcome the consequences of armed conflict.

  • World Central Kitchen: WCK is on the ground in Poland to support families fleeing Ukraine. They are serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home. In addition to providing meals for families in Poland, WCK has a team on their way to Romania to support Ukrainians arriving there. As the situation continues to evolve, WCK remains ready to expand our support for families in need.

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Last Updated: 05/15/24