How Can I Help Ukraine: Useful Sources and Tips
As many of you already know, Russia had invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, without declaring war. Millions of Ukrainians woke up from explosions that were heard almost in every city. Until today, Ukraine continues to fight for its freedom and democracy. Our team understands how difficult this struggle is, so we are trying to help Ukraine in every possible way. We decided to list how to help Ukraine in this challenging time for those who would also like to support these brave people.
Support Civilian People
1. Donate to Ukrainian Volunteer Foundations
Netpeak Foundation is a fund created by Netpeak Group. It’s a Ukrainian Group of companies that are helping to raise money that will be used to buy food, clothes, medication, and other necessities for Ukrainian refugees. It’s better to donate to such funds because the money would go straight to the Ukrainian volunteers. You can also support businesses by choosing and subscribing to one of the projects.
2. Host Refugees
Open your home to Ukrainian refugees who crossed the border. Right now, about 2.8 million people had to leave their homes to save their lives. Most of them are women and children. Use the UkraineNow service to show that you are ready to host people who are in need.
3. Help Children
Lots of children became victims of this horrible war. Some of them were able to escape the most dangerous places, but some weren’t that lucky. They all require as much support from the world as they can get. There are now two leading organizations:
- Voices of the Children Foundation provides emergency psychological help and assists in the evacuation of children all over the country.
- Save the Children provides essentials to families with kids.
4. Donate to Red Cross Ukraine
Red Cross Ukraine is actively helping to create humanitarian corridors and to evacuate civilians from the most dangerous parts of the country.
5. Join Volunteers in Your Country
Many volunteer organizations in every civilized country are helping to collect humanitarian aid, meet and accommodate refugees, etc. You can easily find one by Googling it and asking them what help they currently need.
Support Ukrainian Defense
The Ukrainian army now protects Europe’s eastern border. They are fighting one of the most significant armed forces in the world. But Ukrainians are showing their bravery and great strategy knowledge. All they need right now is time and resources. Everyone can contribute by helping the Ukrainian Defense with a donation to:
Many animal shelters in Ukraine are on the verge of survival right now. Even though most Ukrainians try to save their pets, sometimes it’s impossible to take them abroad. So the shelters are receiving more animals every day, but they don’t receive enough resources.
Support animals by donating to UAnimals an organization that continues to fight for their lives. Or spread the word and bring attention to this issue. Share on your Social Media information about shelters that need help.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
1. Join Peaceful Protests
The whole world is united right now. There are many peaceful protests around the globe. Your voice can make a huge difference, so let your government hear it. Show your support to the Ukrainian people by coming out to a street. Find the next in your city and go.
2. Use Your Social Media
Russia is attacking with its army, a vast propaganda machine, and lots of fake news. Join the information forces and spread the truth using your Social Media. And also reach out to your government and show them your support.
You can post something like:
“@NATO close the sky over #Ukraine! #CloseTheSky #StandWithUkraine #StopWarInUkraine #StopRussia #StopRussianAggression #StopPutin”.
3. Contact Your Representatives
Write a letter to your representatives in Congress, Senator, or Local MP (for the UK). Show them that you support Ukraine and would like them to act more decisively when it comes to human lives. For example, request to enforce a No-fly zone over Ukraine to ensure that civilians will no longer die in this war.
It’s crucial to always fact-check all the information that you are getting. Lots of fake news and speculations are being spread right now. So pick a couple of trusted resources to get accurate information about the situation in Ukraine. This way, you will stay up-to-date, understand a situation better, and will be able to share the truth.
We’ve created a list of a few trustworthy sources:
And remember, your support means a lot to Ukraine in the times like these! Follow the hashtag #StandWithUkraine on social media and share this article.