UPDATE: Where to Give to Help Ukraine

A view of central Kharkiv, Ukraine, shows the area near the regional administration building March 1, 2022. City officials said was hit by a Russian missile attack. (CNS photo/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Here are some places to donate. This list is not exhaustive.

The international Caritas confederation is collecting funds to help Caritas Ukraine. In the United States, that is through Catholic Relief Services. Internationally, you can donate through Caritas Internationalis.

The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia also has a link to donate.

Two pontifical agencies also are taking donations for Ukraine: Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Aid to the Church in Need. Internationally, Aid to the Church can be reached here.

The Knights of Columbus launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund for humanitarian needs in Ukraine and through refugee sites in Poland.

Donations can also be made to Jesuit Refugee Service to support the agency’s work with those forced to flee conflict in Europe.

The Salesians also are accepting donations to help refugees .

Editor’s Note: In response to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bishop Edward M. Rice is asking parishes to choose a date in the near future to take up a second collection that will be sent to the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund which is already being used to respond to the many needs of the Ukrainian people  Attached is a press release with further information about the fund.

“Let us continue to pray specifically and wholeheartedly for world peace, for the leaders of these nations, and for the Ukrainian people who are in desperate need of assistance at this time,” said The Most Rev. Edward M. Rice, Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Facing a ‘defining moment,’ Knights of Columbus is committed to helping Ukraine, Supreme Knight vows

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