Dear St. Paul’s Family,
Many have asked how we can help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine during this time. Below, please find two opportunities to help. The first is an international effort through Episcopal Relief & Development. The second is a local effort with two companies based in Wilmington who have an established shipping lane for containers directly from the Port of Wilmington to Poland and the Ukraine border. Both of these opportunities to give will also be provided to you as a bulletin insert this Sunday.
A Prayer for the Human Family
From the Book of Common Prayer page 815
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Keep the Faith,
Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is aiding families affected by the war in Ukraine. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with Anglican agencies and ecumenical partners to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of Ukrainians fleeing violence in Europe.
People quickly packed up and fled Ukraine to safety and are now in need of basic supplies and will need long-term support.
Your contribution to the Episcopal Relief & Development Ukraine Crisis Response Fund will help provide cash, blankets and other items.
You can contribute online at episcopalrelief.org/ukraine-crisis.
Local Help for Ukrainian Families
Two area companies, Moto Leader Global and CIL Capital, are filling shipping containers with donations of much-needed supplies to help Ukrainians fleeing to Poland as well as those staying behind to help defend their country.
CIL Capital officials stated in an announcement that they ship containers to Poland via Antwerp every week. They have European partner based in Poland with trucks and a direct supply chain to Poland and Ukraine. They have an established shipping lane for containers directly from the Port of Wilmington to Poland and the Ukraine border. In just 13 days, all donated items will be available for distribution to the Ukrainian people.
Please consider donating needed refugee supplies including personal hygiene items, medical and first-aid supplies, red-light headlamps for soldiers and ready-to-eat food. New or gently used winter and basic clothing, boots, shoes, blankets and sleeping bags are also needed.
Items can be dropped off Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CIL Capital, 805 N. 23rd St. Wilmington. Moto Leader Global is accepting donations Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its headquarters at 1270 Cedar Hill Road, Navassa.