Operation Winter Rescue Ukraine 2012 from MWBI on Vimeo.
Winter has come! Overnight the temperatures dropped over 20 degrees and there is a light cover of snow outside. Tonight the cold will dip to 14! Brr! I'll be safely inside at work (where else) but the rush of cold air when the door opens at night takes your breath away. I don't mind the cold weather when I can easily get warmed up easily (just turn up the heat).
Unfortunately, for many families in eastern Europe this isn't an option. If they do have gas heat it is unaffordable to really "warm up" the home. Many, especially outside of major cities, still rely on wood stoves for heat. Keeping a wood stove going is a everyday battle- finding wood, chopping into usable pieces, or purchasing wood from others. There really aren't other options. It's a never ending battle to try to stay warm.
Every year Mission Without Borders raises funds to help poor families, the elderly, and children's homes stay warm during the coldest months of the year. Working with local churches, the needy are identified and helped on a personal level. A donation of any size will help keep the poorest warm and healthy through the cold winter months.
Thanks to your purchasing from Amazon and affiliate links on this blog, $75 has been forwarded to this important effort! Thanks!
$75 US Dollars provides 4 months of heating for a family
$705 will heat a Children's Home in Ukraine caring for 200 children for 1 month!
(xe.com was used to convert currencies)
|"Stanisław Masłowski (1853-1926) Ukrainian Winter Landscape, 1876-1878, watercolour,10,5 x29,3 cm|