We are all praying for our sisters and brothers in Ukraine. Below you will find several links for donating funds to assist with transporting and serving the people fleeing the war zones. Here is the link for an article about United Methodists serving in and near Ukraine: https://www.umnews.org/en/news/united-methodists-in-and-near-ukraine-help-refugees
TO HELP REFUGEES WITHIN UKRAINE: Advance # 14053A
These funds are administered by a Crises Committee in Ukraine to oversee donations. For accountability, weekly reports are made to Dr. Ullas Tankler (Executive Secretary of Mission Relationships in Europe and North Africa for Global Ministries).
Although the website does not mention anything about refugees, gifts designated online for this purpose will pass through this account.
It is also possible to designate gifts for specific churches, although these funds will be held until such time it is determined that a church is able to carry out its ministry.
TO HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEES OUTSIDE OF UKRAINE
UMCOR general giving Advance #982450
Any country receiving refugees or the Crises Committee within Ukraine can request funds. Usually this is done by the administrative entity within each country. It is not possible to designate an on-line gift for a specific purpose or country. This website does not mention anything about Ukranian Refugees but rather it is understood that some of these funds will be distributed for that purpose.
Credit card gifts can be accepted by phone. Call toll free: 888-252-6174 to make your gift. An Advance number is necessary to make a donation to any project.
A check made out to Global Ministries/UMCOR or Advance GCFA. On the memo line write the Advance number. Also include the name and address of your local church if giving credit is desired by that entity.
Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO
P. O. Box 9068
New York, NY, 10087-9068
or give at or through any United Methodist Church.
GIVING FOR REFUGEES ASSISTANCE IN SPECIFIC COUNTRIES.
The following links are for anyone who wants to target their giving for both a specific country or even a local church within that country assisting refugees. Usually these gifts are motivated by personal relationships which have been established over many years.
Bulgaria, Advance # 00223A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00223a/
Czech Republic, Advance #00399A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00399a/
Estonia, Advance # 00222A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00222a/
Hungary, Advance #00175A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00175a/
Latvia, Advance # 22235A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00235a/
Lithuania, Advance # 12168A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/12168a/
Moldova, There is no UMC church presence in this country.
Poland, Advance #00408A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00408a/
Romania, Advance #00211A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00211a/
Russia and Belarus Advance #11510A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/11510a/
Slovakia, Advance # 00236A https://umcmission.org/advance-project/00236a/