Fresno faith leaders announce a March fundraising campaign for humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Members of the mayor’s faith-based partnership cabinet convened by the FPU Center for Community Transformation, an interfaith body that unites around common good objectives for the city of Fresno, as well as other leaders across all faith traditions in the city, call for people of faith to give financially to the relief organization of their choice to address the suffering in Ukraine. Please see the following brief news report and read the open letter below:
Dear Fresno Faith Leaders,
As the world witnesses the attacks against Ukrainians in their own homeland, we, the Fresno faith-based community are coming together, united to lend a helping hand. Being part of a diverse faith community, our commitment of love for one another guides us to action in favor of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters.
Towards this end, we are calling upon our Fresno faith-based leaders to join a community-wide fundraising campaign in your own places of worship and influence. We are asking you, as congregational leaders, to please help our effort by championing a special offering benefitting Ukraine. We kindly request that the fund collection from your congregation be donated to an organization that you feel comfortable supporting. Here are some organizations we know are providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine:
- Convoy of Hope
- International Rescue Committee
- Islamic Relief Worldwide
- Joint Distribution Committee
- Mennonite Central Committee
- Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
- Unitarian Universalist Association
- United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF
There may be other organizations that you may be aware of. We again, request that you make your congregation’s contribution to the humanitarian aid NGO organization of your choice.
Fundraising Campaign will run from March 17 through April 3, 2022. Congregational Leaders will champion donations from their congregation membership to benefit Ukraine humanitarian relief agency of their choice.