The ADRA family has been overwhelmed with prayers, donations, and other support from our community of supporters across the country and around the world! We are so grateful because the power of your prayers is very real, and monetary support is vital in a crisis like this when flexibility is required and urgent action is critical.
Thanks to ADRA supporters, our team in Ukraine has been able to provide essential items and cash assistance to those affected by the conflict within the country, and refugees from Ukraine are receiving vital support in countries throughout Europe.
In addition to individuals and families, we want to put a spotlight on the churches, schools, and other groups who have shared our updates, organized fundraisers, held special services, prayed for those affected, and so much more.
Here are just a handful of the amazing groups that put their compassion in action in response to the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis:
- Members of the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists donated $140,000, which included a generous match by the conference to support ADRA’s response.
- Southwestern Adventist University recently held a benefit concert, headlined by the university’s popular ensembles and featuring some special guests. The event was held in the new Center for Visual and Performing Arts on campus and will support refugees and others affected by the Ukrainian crisis.
- Pathfinders from the Fairview Mosaic Christian Fellowship SDA Church Pathfinder Club sent messages of support to ADRA’s staff in Ukraine.
- Loma Linda University Church hosted a beautiful benefit concert as well that raised money through the church’s UReach Ministries with LLUC Music Ministry and Loma Linda Academy. We are so grateful for the ongoing partnership with our friends at Loma Linda!
- Pacific Union College Elementary in Northern California collected donations at a recent concert and shared proceeds from a student read-a-thon with ADRA. Students from Captain Gilmer Christian School in North Carolina held a walkathon that was supported by family, friends, and the local community.
- Students from Adventist colleges, including La Sierra University and Andrews University, showed us their humanitarian leadership by organizing fundraisers for those affected by the conflict.
- Multiple churches have held prayer services for those affected by the conflict, including Evansville First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Indiana, Spokane Linwood Adventist Church in Washington, and Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Massachusetts.
If your church, school, or group has organized a fundraiser, prayer service, or other action for ADRA and haven’t connected with us, we’d love to hear from you! Please send an email to communications@ADRA.org.