UCC Emergency Appeal for
On February 24, the Russian military attacked Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of persons have already sought refuge outside of Ukraine. Others have remained in the country but are displaced from their homes. The humanitarian crisis is accelerating in Ukraine and in neighboring countries as the violence escalates and the number of people on the move multiplies.
The United Church of Christ is appealing for support for refugees and for elderly and other vulnerable people who are displaced within Ukraine and unable to leave. UCC support is being targeted to people most in need through humanitarian relief partners with a history of working in the region. The UCC’s long-term relationship with the Reformed Church in Hungary is held through the Europe and the Middle East Office of Global Ministries.
Gifts from First Congregational Church, Watertown CT made to UCC Ukraine Relief Fund will provide shelter, food, and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. It also will help refugees and asylum seekers from African, Middle Eastern and other countries who had sought refugee in Ukraine and now are twice displaced, as well as other citizens of more than 125 countries living in Ukraine.
How You Can Help
First Congregational Church Watertown, CT will collect financial donations from members and friends, and then forward one check to the UCC for this emergency appeal. You may donate by sending a check to the church office made out to First Congregational Church, Watertown CT, marked “UCC Ukraine Appeal” on the notation line. Or, go to our eGiving page and select "one time donations" and select "Ukraine Relief” to make a contribution.
To learn more about how the UCC is partnering with Christian relief agencies, go to:
Thank you for participating in this special effort to help in Ukraine!