The UUARC’s Assistance Committee has received and processed over 2,500 requests for assistance since January 2002. Many requests come for specific medical supplies or equipment, such as wheelchairs, prostheses, crutches, and glasses. Other requests are for monetary donations that contribute to life-saving medical procedures, rehabilitation, and medicine. The requests are reviewed and granted when possible, resulting in hundreds of parcels of clothing, shoes, and other necessities, which are packed by our volunteers, and sent to our offices in Ukraine for distribution to those in need.
Due to the poor economic state and increase in illnesses in Ukraine, the Aid Committee continually exceeds their monthly budget of $5,000.
For example: in 2015, the Aid Committee received 191 requests that resulted in the distribution of aid totaling $55,250. In 2016, the Aid Committee received 462 requests and provided $97,057 in aid. It is crucial that these serious requests continue to receive attention. These requests for help cannot be fulfilled without your generous donation.