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UKRAINE RESPONSE & CONTAINER SHIPMENT UPDATE
FEBRUARY 14th – Compassionate Resource Warehouse has arranged a container of dried food (apple and a vegetable mix) to be shipped to the Ukraine in partnership with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. The dried food was donated by Gleaners. The container has arrived in port and is being shipped inland to a warehouse.
The distribution of all food and non-food items in the Ukraine is now through a large warehouse and a defined transport system to areas of need. Pastors within the Ukraine continue to be supported by NCM. Food and non-food items are continually being distributed to people displaced by air missile strikes as well as to those sheltering in place within Ukraine. Over 40,000 crisis care kits have been distributed.
The work along the border in Poland also continues as NCM ministers to those needing help with information, paperwork, and language training as well as providing safe space for children to play and for Moms to rest.
To date, NCM Canada has received over $400,000 to date from generous Canadian Nazarenes. Most of the funds have been sent to support the broader NCM response. Some is being reserved for rehabilitation assuming that the war will end at some point and funds will be needed to rebuild lives and ministry within Ukraine.
Thank you for giving to those impacted by war in Ukraine!
NCM is responding. You can still 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.