Resources, Support for Victims of War in Ukraine
The Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine continues to wreak havoc on the Ukrainian people, as millions have fled their war-torn country while those who’ve stayed are left to grapple with devastation and tragedy. We in the United States cannot sit back and watch those horrors without providing support to those in need.
United Way of King County has compiled a list of some organizations that are supporting those affected by the war in Ukraine, both here in King County and internationally. We recommend sharing these resources with friends, coworkers and relatives to reflect, discuss and hold each other accountable for action and change. United Way envisions equitable and just communities where all people thrive, and we urge peace and justice for those furthest from it.
Ukrainian Association of Washington State in Renton is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve Ukrainian heritage and is the link that unites our Ukrainian-American people.
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington in Seattle is an organization that helps Eastern European refugees and immigrants overcome language, cultural, educational and social barriers.
First Ukrainian Baptist Church in Federal Way is a place of worship founded in 1995 to help communities develop a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through word of truth, worship, fellowship and prayer.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest in SeaTac is an organization that helps refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers rebuild their lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Jewish Family Services in Seattle is an organization that helps vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region achieve well-being, health and stability.
United for Ukraine was launched by United Way Worldwide to support those displaced by the violence by working with local partners to determine the needs on the ground and providing immediate and long-term relief.
The International Committee of the Red Cross, the umbrella organization that includes the American Red Cross, is working to ensure Ukrainians have access to water and medical aid.
Razom is a nonprofit that has funded a wide variety of projects since 2014. Its overall goal is to support democracy in Ukraine, but it’s currently focused on getting medical supplies to the country.
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a nonprofit that focuses on helping soldiers with medical rehabilitation. It also assists individuals wounded in military conflict and Ukrainian soldiers with housing needs. On top of that, the organization has general goals of promoting cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine and supporting women and children.
Doctors Without Borders is an international organization that provides medical assistance in regions facing humanitarian crises. Doctors Without Borders is working to provide medical aid to Ukrainians both in Ukraine and as they flee to other countries.
Voices of Children is a Ukrainian organization that provides children affected by war with psychological and psychosocial support. It’s headquartered in Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk region, which has been a battleground since 2014 and was held by Russia-backed separatists even before the more recent Russian invasion.
Sunflower of Peace is a Boston-based nonprofit created in 2014. The organization has a few goals, but it focuses on assisting orphans and displaced people and is working to help those affected by the Russian invasion.
UNICEF is working to provide Ukrainian children and their families with essentials such as food, water and sanitation.
International Medical Corps does emergency medical care and gives locals training to create sustainable medical support once a disaster has ended. The organization has been working in Eastern Ukraine since 2014 and got its start back in 1984 when its members began training Afghan civilians as advanced medics.
CARE International focuses on lifting girls and women out of poverty. The organization was founded after World War II and worked to provide Europeans with food and supplies. Care International is using donations to get food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance to Ukrainian women, girls, families and the elderly.
Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit “dedicated to raising awareness about Ukraine in the U.S. and throughout the world and providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine,” according to its website.