Emergency Archive

The following is a list of projects Mir staff has been responsible for coordinating since March 1, 2022 related to Ukraine’s war with Russia.

For additional updates visit our Director’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/crowebruce

*Updated March 4th

  • Evacuation of Refugees: We have been supplying in-country money transfers to cover the 2-3 day journey to the Western borders of Ukraine, including $5,000 to Eastern Ukrainians for gas supplies.
  • Feeding Program: We have been resourcing a feeding program that provides meals along the Chernitvsi (Romanian) border.
  • Feeding Program: We have been providing bread in the Eastern City of Kharkiv.
  • Widows Program: Our team has continued to visit, as much as possible, our +500 widows served with food packages and emergency kits through the week.
  • Housing for Refugees: Our director is currently in Romania, networking and securing housing inside the country for church communities and ministries (wives, and children).
  • Refugee Housing in Ukraine (South of Kyiv): Our ministry base has two residential homes that are currently serving as transit centers for families en route to Western Ukraine. Dozens of families have arrived, been fed, received a good nights sleep, prayed for, and sent on their way.

 

 

*Updated March 12th.

    • Fuel funds for vans going in with aid, back out with refugees.
    • Wood for make-shift orphanage heating Romania.
    • YWAM assistance funding Romania (transporting aid, hosting guests, networking partners)
    • Diapers and feminine products central Ukraine
    • Refugee Housing in Ukraine, food, assistance central Ukraine for transit partners.
    • Ukraine Crisis Hotline – staffing, support.
    • Transport assistance – Flights, bus, train Ukrainian friends.
    • Widows support in several villages, visitation, food packages.

*March 16th.

  • Contracted 6 months on first refugee house Cluj, Romania (16 beds – photo below).
  • Contracted 6 months apartment in Cluj, Romania for Ukrainian Mir staff.
  • Sheltering now 9 in Cluj (housing, food, medical care – 6 women, 2 kids, 1 man)
  • Fuel sponsorship for caravan pastor friend for aid from border to Kyiv region.
  • Sheltering 30 in our Ukraine properties (includes housing, food, transport).
  • Setup office in Cluj, Romania – in partnership with Christ for Romania Bible College.
  • Coordinating evacuation assistance with Ukrainian friends & neighbors.

*Updated March 23rd.

  • Employment Database started in Cluj, Romania for Ukrainians seeking jobs.
  • Sponsoring Valeriy, leader from Steiger Mission in Ukraine (we personally know) who is managing convoy of 15 transports of aid/evacuation daily.
  • Sponsored $2,000 in fuel costs for transport convoys for aid/evacuation.
  • Opened small office at Christ for Romania Bible College for logistics.

*Updated March 30th

  • $1,700 in van repairs+fuel for 15 van convoy team taking food in, citizens out of active war zone.
  • Serving refugee partners in Cluj, Romania needing transportation.
  • First job placement took place!
  • Provided medical and travel assistance to several transiting refugees.
  • Sponsored cataract surgery for widow in Ukraine.

*Updated April 18, 2022

  • Lighthouse Cafe in Ukraine re-opening, free Coffee / Tea for month of April to community.
  • Children’s refugee care and outreach in Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine $400.
  • Guest House food/supplies for +100 sheltering individuals and families over past 3 weeks.
  • Direct deposits of $30/ea to widows for food supplies in Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine who are without volunteers.
  • Van repair for Donetsk Region partner evacuating elderly to Rivne, Ukraine.
  • Special Needs Wheelchair purchase for single mother refugee in Romania $700.
  • Bible Distribution- 70 large letter bibles to elderly with eye-sight issues in Central Ukraine.
  • YWAM Kyiv $1,000 towards food distribution.
  • Medical supplies Boyardanka / Bucha $500.
  • Rehab Center distribution for food/supplies (Ireland Church partner) $1,500.
  • Widows food distribution $5,000 over past 3 weeks, 14 villages in both Ukrainian and Russian controlled regions.
  • Romanian church community of 30 women and children food provisions for month of April ($1,000).
  • Hosted 3 Ukrainian Community gatherings in Cluj, Romania.
  • Refugee house Romania food and utilities $1,200 April.
  • Hair stylist equipment for Tanya ministry to refugees in Cluj $300.
  • Sponsored a volunteer for month of April who is serving refugees in Cluj $600 helping them learn language, register, and find jobs.
  • Myrnograd, Eastern Ukraine convoy aid to elderly and at-risk families remaining ($1,000).
  • Refugee assistance for refugee friends who ask to join us in Romania from other countries.

*Updated April 28th

  • Mykolaiv, Ukraine, assisted caravan of medical and food supplies to war torn area ($1,000).
  • Our staff drove Sasha, Ukrainian friend who was recently diagnosed with life-threatening cancer travel to Vinnytsia, Ukraine and paid for surgery ($500).
  • Sent urgent humanitarian aid to 12 widows in Slovyansk region via their bank cards.
  • Donetsk Region: Repaired Alexey volunteer bus which needed new engine for continuing evacuations ($600).
  • Visited Romanian YWAM base hosting 28 orphan refugees from Kyiv Region, visited and working to help find volunteers (https://youtu.be/_5VEzt_NXlE)
  • Helping local Refugees in Cluj, Romania register, and find jobs.

*Updated May 12, 2022

  • Assisted medical procedure for elderly woman (fundraiser campaign) in Ukraine.
  • Food for refugee believers (30) at camp in Romania for April and May.
  • Housing and food for refugees in our care Romania.
  • Outreach programs for children at Lighthouse Ukraine.
  • Lighthouse Cafe sponsored free coffee and drinks for April/May (over 1000 served so far!)
  • Began widows construction project for the elderly in Ukraine’s Brovary and Bucha regions.

 

 

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