Many of you continue to ask how individuals and congregations can help the people of Ukraine, particularly those who have become refugees in other countries.
1. Support the Hungarian Reformed Church’s Ukrainian Refugee Relief Efforts
Some of you may know that Lehigh Presbytery, through Worldwide Ministries, has a long-standing covenantal relationship with the Hungarian Reformed Church in Romania. Our partners there have reached out to ask for help in addressing the need for food, shelter, and clothing for a quickly growing number of refugees; those staying for a while, and those pass through on their way to their countries.
In response, the Presbytery’s Administrative Board has voted to send $5,000 in support of the Hungarian Reformed Church’s important ministry with refugees, and we encourage you to join us!
To participate, you can give through the Presbytery’s online giving platform HERE, designating your gift for Ukraine Refugee Relief. You can also send a check, made out to Lehigh Presbytery with Ukraine-HRC on the memo line, to the Presbytery Office, 710 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18104.
2. Support the Ukrainian Refugee Relief Efforts through PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is another reliable way to support Ukrainian people fleeing the effects of war. In the weeks and months ahead, PDA’s response will include both financial and technical assistance through trusted partner organizations on the ground, as well as a growing network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance in the region.
Individuals can support PDA by giving online HERE, or sending checks with Ukraine/Fund DR0000156 on the memo line to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
Thank you for your generous support and your prayers.
Deborah Prince, Chair of the Administrative Board
Bill Brugger, Moderator or Lehigh Presbytery