On Friday, Feb. 25, the Knights of Columbus committed $1 million of immediate aid for Ukrainians impacted by the recent Russian invasion. The Order also launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund, pledging to match all funds raised up to an additional $500,000. So far, the fund has raised more than $2.4 million, for a total of nearly $4 million in assistance. Knights on the ground, meanwhile, are delivering much-needed aid to those in Ukraine, and to those seeking refuge in Poland.
Polish Knights Deliver Aid to Ukraine
Within days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Knights in Poland created a housing network for refugees and delivered essential supplies to the war-torn country. Additionally, Knights set up tents — dubbed “mercy huts”— along the Poland-Ukraine border to welcome refugees escaping the conflict. Meanwhile, Knights in Ukraine have coordinated the distribution of supplies through the “Anti-Crisis Committee,” a group established by the Archdiocese of Lviv.
“The attack on Ukraine did cause evil, but at the same time, in many hearts, in many actions of those who reacted, great good was revealed,” Poland State Deputy Kryzysztof Zuba said. “I have great hope that this good will bear fruit and that the war will end as soon as possible.” READ MORE AND VIEW PHOTOS | WATCH VIDEO
In Solidarity with Ukraine
On Ash Wednesday, March 2, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly spoke on EWTN News Nightly about the Order’s assistance for Ukrainian refugees. WATCH VIDEO
The following day, Szymon Czyszek, the Knights of Columbus director of international growth in Europe, appeared on Fox & Friends to talk about the Order’s efforts bringing aid to Ukrainian refugees. WATCH VIDEO
Ukraine Solidarity Fund
Your gift to the Ukraine Solidarity Fund will provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communications and religious supplies. These items will all be immediately distributed, and 100% of your gift will go directly to these displaced people. DONATE NOW
Tithing Our Time to God
“When it comes to Lent, simply crossing 40 days off the calendar cannot be considered a worthy sacrifice,” writes Philip Kosloski in the March issue of Columbia. “If we want to make a tithe of our time, we must use those days well, turning them into a meaningful offering to God.” READ MORE
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