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Supporting Ukraine

It has been heart-wrenching to see lives lost and communities torn apart this past week. I know that among our family of organizations and those we serve, there are many with personal connections to this crisis, and our hearts go out to you.

At Providence, our Mission calls us to take action to extend our healing ministry where it’s needed most – that has reached beyond our borders before, and it must again now. I know many of us are looking for ways to help.

How to help the people of Ukraine

Providence, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, and our long-standing partner, Catholic Relief Services are collaborating to bring urgently needed assistance to vulnerable individuals and families.

CRS and its partners are on the ground now in Ukraine and in bordering countries, setting up safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.

I am encouraging Providence caregivers and their loved ones to join me in donating a gift of any amount today to the Urgent Need in Ukraine Fund, designated for the needs of Ukrainians who have been affected by the war, and set up for Providence by CRS. All are welcome to participate.

Donations will be matched

I am very proud that donations to CRS will be matched up to $100,000 by the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, on behalf of Providence.

This is likely just the beginning of the world’s humanitarian response in and around Ukraine as the number of refugees grows.

Together, we can make a difference for those who are most vulnerable. At times like this, the world needs compassion, kindness and healing hands at work.

Donate to Urgent Need in Ukraine Fund

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Photo courtesy of Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis.

For our caregivers: Some of you have asked about additional organizations to support, and we have compiled a list of relief agencies on our action hub site. As Providence finds other ways to help, we will keep you updated.

 

Rod Hochman
Rod Hochman, M.D.

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