Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Families very much like our own are now part of the more than 26 million people from around the world including families from Ukraine, Afghanistan, South America and Africa who have been forced from their countries and are seeking the kindness and hospitality of others — often strangers who open their hearts, their homes and their wallets. Millions of others around the world are facing hunger and deprivation of all kinds.
As Christians, we are all called upon to help one another regardless of our differences in faith, language or ethnic background. We are all God’s children, and God calls upon each of us to reach out with compassion and care “for the least of these.”
And we CAN offer our financial aid to the dozens of nonprofit organizations that are supporting the day-to-day needs of refugees around the world. Below the photos are links that will take you to some of those organizations including our own Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.
If you are able, help make a difference in the lives of these brothers and sisters who desperately need our help.
Twenty minutes from the border with Ukraine, members of a Polish church have removed the pews in their nave and moved in cots for arriving refugees. The church is caring for approximately 300 refugees. Here they rest by the Light of the Cross. (Photos provided to St. Luke’s by Darek Jarmola of Go Global.)
How you can help:
All over the world: Episcopal Relief & Development Fund
- Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation – Education for Afghan girls sponsored by the Bartlesville Daybreak Rotary Club.
- Afghanistan Hunger Relief – A GoFundMe project undertaken by Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation