GET INVOLVED - GLOBALLY
UKRAINE CRISIS RESPONSE
JUNE 29th – The ongoing invasion of Ukraine by a neighbouring world power that began February 24, 2022, has displaced millions of residents from their homes. The number of Ukrainians living as refugees in other countries has swelled into the millions. Meanwhile, the number of internally- displaced Ukrainians – those who have fled their homes but remain in the country – is just as high. Altogether, more than 14 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine. This war has caused the fastest forced population movement since World War II.
With your help, Nazarene missionaries, pastors, and volunteers are partnering with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to help displaced people travel to safe areas, secure shelter, and acquire food and supplies. All over the world, churches and districts are responding with compassion for the Ukrainian people. You are a part of that compassionate response.
Read more about the impact of your giving and support here.
As partners in the global mission of Christ, we bear witness to the unity of the church that transcends borders and cultures. Even when conflict erupts between nations in which the church is present, we follow Christ first and foremost. The current crisis on the Eurasia North Field, as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, has impacting many of our sisters and brothers in Christ and their communities.
In response to this growing crisis, we work to mobilize Nazarene churches in the region to meet the needs of those for whom violence and displacement have become a sudden reality.
NCM is responding. You can help in this effort by doing the following…
HOW TO HELP
Pray for the people of Ukraine. Pray for those who are displaced and injured and without basic necessities. Pray for those who have lost loved ones. Pray for our churches who are providing shelter and sharing food and water and other basic necessities. Pray for resources to help our churches respond to the overwhelming needs and for security in getting resources to people in need.
DONATE TODAY to the Ukraine Crisis - ACM1198 Response:
By Credit Card
Use the "DONATE NOW" button below
Call 1-888-808-7490 or 905-602-8220 Ext 2 (Speak to Yara)
Make a cheque payable to the church of the Church of the Nazarene Canada, and mail to:
Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 1W5
Be sure to designate "Ukraine Crisis - ACM1198"
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org (no password required).
Be sure to indicate "Ukraine Crisis - ACM1198" in the comments box along with your full mailing address if you wish a charitable receipt.
Thank you for praying, for caring, and for sharing your gifts of compassion for those in need.
SPONSOR A REFUGEE / REFUGEE FAMILY
There is a process to be followed to sponsor a refugee/refugee family. Learn more here.
It would seem that individuals cannot sponsor a refugee or refugee family unless the refugee is a close relative. The sponsorship must be a joint sponsorship in one of three ways 1) as a sponsorship agreement holder, 2) as a group of five, or 3) as a community organization. NCM Canada is not a registered sponsorship agreement holder nor is the Church of the Nazarene Canada.
For a list of sponsorship agreement holders in Ontario, please visit here.
The information on the Canadian government website says that you can select a specific refugee or refugee family but that the process takes longer. As of March 21, the government of Canada announced a faster process here.
Jesus helped people where there was need, and when there was need.
NCM Canada wants to be ready to help when the need arises as well. Whether it is devestation as the result of a natural disaster, or the fall out from war - we want to be ready to go and provide the necessary help.
This is one of the reasons why we are so grateful for supporters who provide regular, monthly support. By having funds come in on each month, we are able to have a better idea of how much we will have to work with, should an emergency occur.
NCM Canada partners with other organizations to provide the appropriate response based on the situation.
Each gift will be used as designated except where any given need has been fully met or in the case when the specified project(s) cannot be reasonably carried out, then the donor agrees that the designated gift may be used where it is needed most.