Donations for Ukrainian Refugees
As we all watch the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine, we are reminded of the interdependence of our world. This is especially true for us at Westside because our Transylvanian partner church is located in Romania, right next to Ukraine. Refugees, primarily women and children, are fleeing the war in great numbers to countries adjoining Ukraine, including Romania. Often they arrive with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.
We have an opportunity to support the efforts of the Hungarian Unitarian Church to minister to the urgent needs of these refugees. Donations can be made through the International Women’s Convocation Faithify Campaign, or via the UUSC Emergency relief fund for Ukraine Response.
One more strand in our interdependent web: The vice president of the Hungarian Unitarian charitable organization coordinating these efforts is the Rev. Attila Vagyas, who was the predecessor to Rev. Emese Finta, the current minister at our partner church. In his words, “Human kindness is our only choice; it binds us together and helps ease each other’s suffering.”