Photo by Max Kukurudziak on Unsplash

To support the Ukrainian Military directly, the National Bank of Ukraine has established a special donation account specifically to support troops and equipment purchases.

Paint Against Putin – Charleston’s Deckman Studio is hosting a fundraiser for Ukrainian relief from 6-9 p.m., March 26, with a live painting event and silent art auction.

UNICEF USA – UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, water, sanitation and more.

Doctors Without Borders – DWB is involved in a range of activities with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to aid in travel to and from health care facilities.

Voices of Children – VoC is a Ukraine-based Charitable Foundation helping to provide mental health support to children. 

Red Cross – However possible, the American Red Cross is supporting the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.

International Medical Corps – IMC, a global nonprofit, has been delivering primary health care and mental health services in Eastern Ukraine for nearly a decade. It’s now raising funds to expand those services.

Water Mission – Charleston nonprofit Water Mission has sent a crew to Europe to assist displaced Ukrainian families have greater access to clean drinking water. 

Euro Foods at 1664 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, is currently accepting items to help the front lines, such as blankets, socks and toiletries. Visit their website for a complete list of needed items.

Charleston-based software company BoomTown is accepting donations that will go directly to their Ukrainian employees. You can donate via their website at: BoomTownLove.com/boomtown-employees.

People are also using Airbnb and Vrbo to book rental properties in Ukraine, then contacting the owner to inform them that you are not coming to stay. The owner will get paid. Currently, most rental properties are being used to house people who have lost their homes and this can help offset the expenses. 

Additionally, Airbnb is offering app users the option to sign up to host refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine or make a donation to help Airbnb provide short-term emergency stays for refugees. 

Buying items on Etsy from Ukrainian people and noting you don’t need the item, will also go directly in the hands of the people.

If you want to fight with Ukrainian forces, here’s how to sign up

This list is not exhaustive, as many other organizations are helping families caught in the conflict.

Have something to add? Let us know. Send an email to: samantha@charlestoncitypaper.com.


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