Support for Ukraine
As a church, Reality has financially contributed towards an evacuation vehicle and operating expenses, a van to bring life-saving aid, and two tons of emergency supplies. Read below to learn more about these impactful efforts, how you can support our partners, and specific requests for prayer.
Reality SF is partnering with House of Bread Church, who have volunteer-run evacuation networks on the ground in Ukraine. House of Bread partners with these volunteers to provide funding for their fleet of mini-buses and to cover day-to-day operational expenses.
If you would like to financially support these efforts, we encourage you to donate directly through House of Bread at the link below.
Currently, one of the most urgent needs in Ukraine is evacuating civilians from war-zone hotspots. Despite the significant risks, Ukrainian volunteers are evacuating people to safety on a daily basis, all while navigating dangerous routes.
For evacuation updates and news, follow House of Bread’s efforts on Instagram. If you would like more information on the evacuation fund and how donations have been utilized so far, we encourage you to read this post.
Providing Aid Through Local Churches
Through Revival Baptist Church, Reality is connected to a network of local churches – including Polonne Church – in Ukraine to provide shelter, food, and critical aid to Ukrainians who have fled their homes and to those who are sheltering in nearby conflict zones.
To support these local churches, donate directly through Revival Baptist Church at the link below.
An estimated 12 million people in Ukraine are currently displaced – having fled their homes and towns to other areas of the country, another 13 million are stranded in conflict zones, and all of these people lack access to basic necessities. In response, local churches have been providing shelter and life-saving aid.
Reality has partnered with some of these local churches by helping purchase a van to transport emergency supplies to those stranded in war zones. Several churches are also working to build a bakery for refugees to volunteer to bake bread. Once built, these loaves will be delivered to people in bomb shelters and basements where food and other basic necessities are unavailable.
To see how these churches are supporting their communities across Ukraine, we encourage you to watch this video. If you are interested in learning more about internal displacement and the impact on the most vulnerable in Ukraine, you can read this press release from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Support for Refugees in Romania
YWAM ELS Cluj is supporting Ukrainian refugees in Romania by providing places to stay, prepared meals, groceries, counseling, assistance with paperwork, and other practical needs. YWAM also transports food and supplies into Ukraine in response to the ongoing crisis of supply shortages.
To support the efforts of YWAM in Romania, donate directly to them through the link below.
More Ways to Support
Send Emergency Supplies
Send emergency supplies directly to our partners through the Amazon list linked below.
Prayer for Our Brothers & Sisters
We continue to stand with and pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they are experiencing violence and destruction. Below is a list of current prayer requests from some of our partners.
Requests for Prayer:
- For peace: Pray that the current conflict with Russia will cease, that the world unites, and protection and peace for all of Ukraine.
- For protection: Specifically from land mines for those delivering humanitarian aid or evacuating people. Pray against demonic powers and principalities at work in this conflict.
- For the Ukrainian church: Pray for church leaders as they seek to guide their communities and respond with love, faith, and prayer to the ongoing situation. For the people of God to not grow weary of worshipping God during the war.
- For the cities destroyed where people remain in great danger: Pray for God’s mercy and deliverance.
- For the vulnerable: Pray especially for children and women, for protection from trafficking, sexual exploitation, and violence.
- For Ukrainian leaders: Pray for wisdom, clarity, and mindfulness for Ukrainian leaders as they make decisions during this crisis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Reality SF partnering with these particular efforts?
These partners have strong ties to our church community and have been vetted to ensure that donations are sent directly to critical relief efforts. Partners have local leadership and networks in Ukraine to ensure prompt and appropriate responses to an ever-changing crisis and meet the most urgent needs.
Where is my donation going?
Donations go directly to relief efforts through these vetted partner organizations and local networks.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
It depends – our partners are registered as either a 501(c)(3) or international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). House of Bread and Revival Baptist Church are both registered as 501(c)(3) organizations and 100% of their donations are tax-deductible. YWAM Romania is an international NGO and donations may not be tax deductible.