How to Help Ukraine

Here are ways to help Ukraine as it fights against the Russian invasion:

1. Contact Congressman Salud Carbajal, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, and the White House. Ask them to:
a) Provide the Ukrainians with humanitarian, including medical, support, as well as neighboring countries accepting Ukrainian refugees.
b) Ban ALL trade with Russia, in particular Russian oil. Buying Russian products contributes money to the Russian army. Their army is funded through taxes collected from goods sold, including those they export.

2. If you have the financial means, please support people in Ukraine. A non-exhaustive list of options includes:

The International Rescue Committee has a long history of providing resources to refugees fleeing countries facing humanitarian crisis. Its leaders have responded to the situation in Ukraine by meeting with organizations in Poland and Ukraine to provide whatever assistance is needed. You can make a donation via its website. While the organization will accept donations of any size, it states on the site that a monthly donation of $108 will provide eight families with temporary shelter.

Direct Relief is a nonprofit that supports local providers of health services; mobilizing essential medicines, supplies, and equipment that are requested and appropriate for the circumstances; and managing the storing, transporting, and distributing of resources to organizations in the most efficient manner possible. Donate – Direct Relief (Under “Direct my Donation to” choose option 1. Ukraine Crisis)

Voices of Children addresses the psychological effect of armed conflict on children. Founded in 2015 in response to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Voices of Children provides art therapy, mobile psychologists, and individualized support to traumatized children. Individuals can donate through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or Apple Pay or via

CARE is an international humanitarian organization that has set up an emergency Ukrainian Crisis Fund with the goal of providing immediate support for 4 million peopleDonations will go toward providing Ukrainians with water, food, supplies, hygiene kits, immediate support and aid, and cash. CARE notes that its prioritizing supporting women, girls, families, and elderly. CARE makes it easy to donate via its website using PayPal or a credit card.

International Medical Corps is a nonprofit focused on providing health-care services, psychosocial support, and care to citizens of countries dealing with disaster, disease, and conflict. It’s currently accepting monetary gifts that provideUkrainians with better access to medical and mental health resources. You can make a donation via the website using a credit/debit card, bank transfer, or PayPal.