We Raised Over $50,000 In Response To The Crisis In Ukraine

Over the last 7 days, we have come together, as one Greater Mercer and Bucks community and raised over $50,000 in response to the Crisis in Ukraine.

Currently, there are 16,000 homebound Ukrainian Jews over the age of 80, many of whom are Holocaust survivors. As of today, 90% of those in Kyiv and 80% in Kharkiv continue to receive social services, food, medicine, and care. In many cases, the social worker sleeps at their client’s home. Over the next few days, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is planning to begin the evacuation process.

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) is set up at the borders to receive refugees in Poland, Moldova, Hungary and Romania. They are providing food, clothing, medicine, and accommodations and for those who are interested, they help obtain visas and start the Aliyah process. Furthermore, they distributed satellite phones and opened a hotline where in 72 hours they received more than 6,000 calls.

United Hatzalah delivered 15 tons of medical supplies, food, humanitarian aid for all Ukrainian refugees at the Moldova border. They are bringing an additional 40 medical personnel, EMTs, paramedics, doctors, psychologists, and therapists to join volunteers already on the ground.

Below are updates we received directly from Ukraine and we wanted to share them with you.

If you haven’t had a chance yet but would still like to contribute to the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund, click the link below. This support is vital to keep the work going and help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Mark Merkovitz
Executive Director

Daniel Herscovici
President of the Board