Prayers & Resources to Support Fleeing & Grieving Ukrainians

Immigrants of Ukrainian descent have long been neighbors in the U.S. & Canada. With over 1.3 million persons of Ukrainian origin in Canada, it has the third highest numbers of Ukrainians in the world behind Ukraine and Russia.

The first Ukrainian to America sailed with John Smith to Jamestown in 1607, with large scale Ukrainian migration to the US beginning in the 1880's. The highest numbers of refugees--especially persecuted Christians and Jews--entered the U.S. in the 1990's.

Ukrainian refugees to the US continue to contribute faith and employment skills throughout the country, and are grieving the onset of war in the Ukraine, particularly in areas such as New York, Washington state, and Sacramento & Fresno, CA.

Unite your hearts with faithful Ukrainian neighbors--& with Ukrainians now fearing displacement from their homeland--as you share resources & take actions below:

  • EMail the Administration to urge Ukrainians already in the US be protected by Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to avoid returns to unsafe conditions, and grant Special Student Relief (SSR) for eligible students from the Ukraine.

  • EMail Congress to Respond with Strongest Humanitarian Support to help Ukrainians in Europe and continue to rebuild the US Refugee Program.

  • If in Canada, Take These Actions to support Ukrainians through Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada.

  • Continue to Support Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries work (select "Refugee & Immigration Ministries"), as we respond together with welcome to constant global challenges. You may also mail your support to “Refugee & Immigration Ministries/DHM” to: RIM, c/o Disciples Home Missions, Kathy Watts, P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN. 46206

RIM Also Reminds You To:
  • Find Afghan Refugee Resettlement resources, and a Toolkit for each Region HERE.

Reach out to RIM Director, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, at: to meet with, speak, preach, and nurture your congregation's involvement with refugees, immigrant support, asylum seekers, and farmworkers in your area!
Follow Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries on Twitter @StanleyRea, & on FB at:, and call Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, with any questions: 202-957-7826. See our website at:, & Sign Up HERE to receive our important refugee & immigration "RIM WRAP" Alerts!
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