A banner at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Silver Spring, MD reads "Pray for Ukraine."
After days of attacks from Russia, many Ukrainians in the D.C. region are facing fear and anxiety from the ongoing assault abroad. As the invasion continues, many organizations and activists in the community are quickly putting together events and services to raise funds and awareness for what's happening in Ukraine.
Here are some ways to participate:
#STAND WITH UKRAINE Day of Solidarity: United Help Ukraine has been organizing rallies at various locations since escalations began late last week, including one at the Lincoln Memorial and another at the Russian Embassy. An ongoing rally is currently taking place in front of the White House until 8 p.m. Friday, while another is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.
Pavlo Gintov Charity Concert in Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred: The Embassy of Ukraine is hosting a benefit concert to commemorate the "Heavenly Hundred/Nebesna Sotnia" and the 8th Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity. All proceeds will be used to support the Medical Battalion Hospitallers and the K-9 unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Pianist Pavlo Gintov will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday along with an exhibition of Nadiya Shaporynska's photography. Ticket prices range from $25-$40.
Dacha DC Fundraiser: The beer garden announced that it would be raising funds until further notice for organizations that are helping civilians in Ukraine. Among those organizations that would be receiving aid are UNICEF.
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family: The local church is holding multiple prayer services for Ukraine on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m., and during its regular services on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. All are encouraged to attend and observe.
"Anybody is welcome to come pray with us," said Father Robert Hitchens. "We're really asking others to pray with us in the conversions of hearts. It's really the only way that we can achieve peace right now."
Fundraiser for Medical Supplies to Ukraine Front Lines: United Help Ukraine is raising funds to provide first aid kits and other emergency supplies for those that may be directly impacted by Russian attacks. Donations can be made online.
Revolution of Dignity and the Lives of the Heavenly Hundred Exhibition at Ukraine House: The non-profit has served the local community as a "home away from home" in D.C. There's an ongoing exhibition of works from 17 Ukrainian artists in honor of the Maidan in 2014. The exhibition is open to the public but prior registration is required by emailing email@example.com.
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral: The church in Silver Spring is holding a community vigil on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. for Ukraine. All are welcome to attend and donations in support of Ukraine can be made on their website.
Ukraine Emergency Fund by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington: The local organization is working in Ukraine to provide food, medicine, and other resources to Jewish people throughout the country. Donations can be made online.
"Decades of support to our global partners from Federation's Annual Campaign and United Jewish Endowment Fund grants have built the infrastructure we need to respond urgently today, and to ensure Ukraine's Jews remain safe and cared for," said JFGW CEO Gil Preuss in a statement.
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