After nearly a decade of conflict, Russia launched a wide-ranging war on Ukraine in February of 2022, causing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis for the Ukrainian people.
Right now, there are more than 6.3 million Ukrainian refugees worldwide and another estimated 3.7 million are internally displaced within the country. Those who have been forced to flee need support establishing their new lives, while many inside the country face sometimes daily air raids, rising costs for basic necessities and constant danger.
As the war rages on, Send Relief is working with local Baptist partners and churches in Ukraine, Poland and seventeen other nations to respond to the war. Nearly 1.9 million survivors have been served by Send Relief projects inside Ukraine and around Eastern Europe, and we can connect your church with even more opportunities to pray and support relief efforts!
Your gifts provide for the greatest needs of families in and outside the country: emergency food supplies, shelter, medical care, trauma care, and, most importantly, gospel hope!
Ways Your Church Can Serve
While America will be receiving over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, the relocation process to the United States can be complicated and not everyone is able to sponsor. However, if you or your church are currently serving Ukrainians in your community, here are a few ways Send Relief can help:
From resettlement team training to one-on-one coaching, Send Relief can help churches and ministry teams that are welcoming our new Ukrainian neighbors. The training will cover how to serve and meet practical needs while being sensitive to other cultures and contexts, as well as what discipleship and evangelism strategies are most appropriate for the situation.
Grants & Resources
Based on circumstance and need, grants and resources are available to sponsors and ministries serving Ukrainians who are relocated to the United States.
Using local and national partnerships, Send Relief can help Ukrainians who have been authorized to work find employment while they are in the United States.
Videos for Churches
- Your Gifts at Work in Ukraine: Warm Winter Clothes
- Your Gifts at Work in Ukraine: Food and Hope
- Your Gifts at Work in Ukraine: Meet a Local Partner
- Your Gifts at Work in Ukraine: Powering a Church
- Ukraine Crisis: Your Compassion is Making a Long-Term Impact
- Ukraine Crisis Overview
- How to pray for the Ukraine Crisis
- Dr. Paul Chitwood on the Ukraine Crisis
- Food for Ukraine
- Romania: Ukraine Refugee Response
Give by Check
Please make your checks out to Send Relief and mail your checks to:
PO Box 117246
Atlanta, GA 30368-7246
Include “Ukraine” in the memo line
From The Field
One Year Later: Remembering Southern Baptists’ Relief Efforts in UkraineInternational Mission Board (IMB) missionaries in Ukraine had been hearing rumors of war for the better …
From the Field: Winter in UkraineBy Send Relief’s Volunteer Coordinator in Poland In May of 2022, the Baptist Disaster Relief organizations …
Southern Baptists provide food, shelter, generators as Ukraine enters winter during warRussia’s repeated attacks on Ukraine’s energy grid have plunged roughly 10 million Ukrainians into darkness and …
5 Ways You’ve Helped Survivors of the War in UkraineAs stories of tragedy and heartache continue to emerge from the ongoing War in Ukraine and …
5 Ways to Pray for the Ongoing Ukraine CrisisAnya tearfully stacked the burned bricks from her house when our team of volunteers arrived. Part …
Southern Baptist support for Ukraine continues; Seminary forced to meet in bomb shelterLVIV, Ukraine (BP) – Russia’s increased attacks across Ukraine forced the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary to …
Beauty From Ashes: Three Missionary Kids’ Story of Empathic GivingWhen IMB missionary Kayla Shapiro’s* family was forced to exit their place of service in Asia …
Behind the Lens: Ukrainian Muslim man hears gospel in Romanian Baptist churchEmanuel Baptist Church in Calafindesti, Romania, is a small church, but its members have a big …
Southwestern Seminary student uses skills, learns lessons ministering to UkrainiansAshely Allen writes for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. A young lawyer – just a few weeks …
Help, Hope and High Blood Pressure“Are you looking for help? Do you need hope?” A banner with these words printed over …
Ukrainian Baptist Finds Water in a WastelandYura knew reunion was on the horizon and he found an oasis on the way. Carrying …
Baptists in Ukraine continue to minister with support from Send ReliefOn April 11, Send Relief leadership gathered in a hotel room in Chisinau, Moldova, for a …
First Person: How two Ukrainian boys personalized the warDen and Dimi are the same ages as two of my nephews — two and four. …
Broken for Bucha: Southern Baptist Response Teams Overflow with CompassionEditor’s note: This story contains descriptions of war violence that some readers may find disturbing. The …
From sirens to safety: Disaster relief volunteers comfort traumatized refugeesSUCEAVA, Romania – “You are safe.” These were the words a Ukrainian woman, her daughter and …
Southern Baptist volunteers mobilizing to serve “ocean of people” fleeing UkrainePOLAND – A Disaster Assistance & Response Team (DART) of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) staff …
Baptists in Poland respond to support Ukrainian refugeesPolish Baptists and International Mission Board missionaries quickly rallied to respond to the needs of Ukrainian …
Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary transforms into humanitarian hub, partners with IMB, Send ReliefLVIV, Ukraine — Every day when air raid sirens pierced the air, Yaroslav Pyzh ran to …