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See her story about escaping Kyiv and her hope to return one day, she says, "we had a good life in Kyiv".

 

When you give to Star of Hope, your gift will do much for the war victims:

1. Emergency goods shipments from our home base in Sweden to the heart of Ukraine.
Three trucks were driven and 10 more are planned. Driven to Ukraine's western border where the Star of Hope's Ukrainian partners is waiting. There, the emergency aid is moved on to several smaller vehicles and transported further into Ukraine and finally around the city of Kyiv. You will reach families in hiding and on the run. These trucks need to be refilled. Food has a high priority.

2. Support refugees at our child development centers in Romania.
Now three of our children's centers are turned into shelters. Half of each building is now a shelter, and the other half continues to be used for child development work. We concentrate on finding those refugees with a family member who has a disability since we have unique competence with that. We need help with daily costs.

3. Emergency transporting and support of refugees back to Sweden.
Refugees were transported to Sweden to be sheltered at the Star of Hope retreat.
These refugees are the same people we have been in contact with since they were affected by the Chernobyl disaster in the early 1990s. Now they are once again returning, this time with their families, to a place of safety. Thanks to our founder, Erik Gunnar Eriksson, we have many buildings available to provide them shelter. We need help with daily costs.

4. Staff continues to meet refugees at the border in Siret Romania. Our staff since day one is meeting refugees, giving love, praying, and sharing the gospel. The need here is food, small gifts for the children, fuel, and support staff.

Now we are committing ourselves to increase our help in Ukraine, but we need you.

The three points above are the plan in action and for future action.
We ask you to help us, the needs again are, support at the border house, feeding, and supporting families for an extended time. How long we do not know.

We need you to share this message with your company, church, friends, and family.

We thank God that Star of Hope is already there, ready to help.
Join us, and you too can help the children of Ukraine.
Give on www.starofhope.us
Text helpukraine to 41444
Send a check - Star of Hope POBox 427, Ellinwood, KS, 67526
Call us 866 653 0321
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Blessings to you.
Mark Presson 620 204 1865

 

Star of Hope staff continues to meet Ukrainian refugees daily at the border in Siret Romania. We are still accepting refugees in Romania at our centers, prioritizing families who have any members with disabilities.

We are transporting refugees to our retreat in Sweden right now. We are continuing to deliver trucks with relief items and food into Ukraine and offloading them to smaller trucks bound for Kyiv.

Dennis Thern and the team were in Husi, Romania, and filmed this video. Husi Romania is near another border crossing for Ukrainian refugees coming from Moldova as it also borders Ukraine on Ukraine's southwest border.

Dennis documented what he saw and what was going on. The Star of Hope team met transfer refugees and did what they could to show love and compassion. Moldovia is not equipped to take care of the refugees and most of the refugees are crossing Moldova to the westbound for Romania and then hopefully a haven, somewhere.

We appeal to you and your groups, church, company, corporation to help us care for the refugees.

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Large donations contact Mark Presson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star of Hope has been working in Romania full time for 30 years changing the nation. We have been helping Ukraine with diverse projects for thirty years.
We are a 501C3

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Many of you are unaware of Star of Hope’s work in Ukraine because our Swedish branch handles most of the mission work there. However, in 1993 I was one of the first Star of Hope employees to visit Ukraine when we started rehabilitation camps for children affected by cancer due to the Chernobyl disaster. We also provide hospital equipment and coordinate the exchange of knowledge for doctors. The earliest children we helped are adults today, and we still have contact with many of them while they are fleeing for their lives. Some of them are fleeing for their lives while carrying their children in their arms. The men must leave wives, mothers, and children to stay and fight a war risking their blood and death. They hope and pray their loved ones can make it to a haven without them.

Now we are committing ourselves to increase our help in Ukraine. This is the plan…

* First, Star of Hope Romania has social workers and staff on the border meeting refugees. They have open arms and hearts and even small gifts for the children. We have converted three of our Roma child support centers and Centers for children with disabilities into shelters for families on the run. One center will concentrate on children with disabilities, which is a unique competence we have in Romania.

* Two trucks loaded with relief supplies have left star of Hope Sweden bound for Ukraine's western border. We are currently preparing one more truck. Star of Hope's Ukrainian partners are waiting for the much-needed materials. The plan is to move the supplies to several smaller vehicles and then attempt to get into Ukraine to reach families on the run. The relief materials need to be replenished. The list is long, and so much is needed.

* Aid shipments will be obtained from Romania. We will buy goods and equipment in neighboring Romania to be transported to Ukraine. As the prices in Romania are lower than in Western Europe, a donation can go a long way.

We need your help to house, feed, and support families for an extended time.

We need you to share this message with your company, church, friends, and family.

We thank God that Star of Hope is already there, ready to help.
Join us, and you too can help the children of Ukraine.

PLEASE GIVE HERE

Blessings

Mark Presson

CEO

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Yesterday, Olena and her two daughters, Sofia 7-year-old and Anastasia 11-years-old stayed in our warm tent at the border until a car came and took them to go to Germany.
They came from Kyiv and they stayed hidden in the basement from the day the bombing started. After 5 days, the girls started crying and begging their mother to save them. They were very frightened. For the girls, their mother decided to go to Germany because her husband has some acquaintances there. Their father remained in Ukraine to fight the war. From Kyiv to Siret customs the family made 5 days.

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Also at the border, after many days of hiding from bombing, an 8-year-old Ukrainian child wanted to draw a digital art image of Star of hope's logo, as a sign of gratitude for helping him and his mother. They came from Kyiv and wanted to go to Poland.

Read more about the war relief here.

Help support our work at the border, give here and be there with them!

 

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Press Release 3 9 22

Star of Hope USA Disaster Account for Ukraine is open.

Star of Hope is continuing its disaster fundraising efforts to help war-torn civilians on the ground in Ukraine.  "We must help. The families of Ukraine have been our friends for over 30 years," says Star of Hope CEO Mark Presson.

Star of Hope's commitment to Ukraine gained momentum in 1993, when it started a rehabilitation camp for children affected by cancer due to the Chernobyl disaster.  From 1991 to 2021, the Star of Hope also conducted aid operations in Russia.  “It cuts to the heart when we have close friends on both sides of a conflict.” Presson states. “We exist for the civilian victims, regardless of their nationality.”

Presson also notes, “When people are forced to flee their homes, urgent needs arise for the most basic items. It's about food, water, clothes, medicines, and a roof over your head. Our long-standing relationship with Ukraine and its people gives us unique opportunities to act quickly and reach out with targeted efforts.”

Right now, on the southwest border of Ukraine, Star of Hope Romania’s social workers and staff are meeting refugees. They have open arms and hearts and even small gifts for the children.  Two trucks loaded with relief supplies have left Star of Hope Sweden bound for Ukraine's western border, with one more truck planned. Star of Hope's Ukrainian partners are waiting for the much-needed materials. The plan is to move the supplies to several smaller vehicles and then attempt to get into Ukraine to reach families on the run. The relief materials need to be replenished and the list of needs is long.

In the future goods and equipment will be purchased in Romania. The goods are planned to be transported across the border to Ukraine. As the prices in Romania are lower than in Western Europe, a donation can go a long way.

Presson promises, “We will take in refugees at Star of Hope Romania locations which are on-site at the border of Ukraine to receive the women and children who are forced to leave their husbands/fathers and flee the war. We have earmarked three of our Romanian child support centers and centers for children with disabilities located in Iasi, Murgeni, and Dorohoi. These centers will be converted into shelters for families on the run. One center will remain concentrated on children with disabilities as that is a special competence we have in Romania.”  Here, too, financing is needed to house, feed, and support families for as long as is needed.

Star of Hope, together with its international Star of Hope members, has worked since 1970 to give children a good start in life. The focus is on education, food, water, and the rehabilitation of children with disabilities. The goal is to give help in a Gospel-centered way. Star of Hope aid reaches ninety continuously supported projects in five continents. In the USA, Star of Hope is located in Ellinwood, Kansas.

Here are different ways to give a gift to support the people of Ukraine

* Give here right now

* On mobile phone text "helpukraine" to "41444" 

* Visit pay pal -https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2143342

* Send a Check to Star of Hope, PO Box 427, Ellinwood, KS, 67530

For questions, contact:

Mark Presson at 620 204 1864 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also contact Kay Metsger at 503 936 4521 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Right now, Star of Hope Romania’s social workers and staff are on the border meeting refugees. They have open arms and hearts and even small gifts for the children.

Most of the staff at the border are women and today, on International Women's Day, we would like to draw attention to our Romanian staff, who have been helping women and children on the run since the outbreak of the Ukraine War. Star of Hope Romania today visited refugee camps and distributed gifts to refugees. They handed out warm blankets, heaters, and sweets, among other things.

Thanks to everyone who has already donated a gift! Please donate here: www.starofhope.us/give

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The plan is to help all we can, join us.

After 33 years in Romania, we now face an unparalleled challenge. More than 50,000 Ukrainian refugees have already crossed the border, and Star of Hope Romania is doing everything to help them.

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Already two days after the start of the war, our zealots stood at the border to welcome fleeing families with food, water, hygiene products, stuffed animals, and love.

"Since the beginning of the war, we have been praying constantly for our Ukrainian brothers and sisters!" says Star of Hope Romania's operations manager Aura Vatamaniuc.

The prayers will continue, but no one is content to just pray. Now three of our children's centers are being turned into shelters for the women and children who have been forced to leave their husbands and fathers in Ukraine.
These are the rehabilitation centers in Iasi and Dorohoi as well as the resource center for Roma in Murgeni.

"Among those who flee are also families where the children have disabilities. For them, it is extremely valuable that there are now handicap-adapted refugee camps with rehabilitation tools and trained educators on-site" says Torbjorn Varsaga, from Star of Hope.

In parallel with the transformation of the centers, Star of Hope Romania is collaborating with other non-profit organizations to help refugees in Bârlad, Botoșani, and Suceava. It's about everything from guidance to hot meals and a roof over your head.
In addition, they are preparing relief transports to the war victims who remain in war-torn Ukraine.

The needs are enormous, but together we can make a difference!

Help families by giving a gift.


Different ways to give a gift that will support the people of Ukraine

Click here to give now

Other options to give: 

* Visit www.starofhope.us click on the banner


* On mobile phone text "helpukraine" to "41444"


* Visit pay pal -https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2143342


* Send a Check to Star of Hope, PO Box 427, Ellinwood, KS, 67530

For questions, contact:
Mark Presson
620 204 1864
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kay Metsger
503 936 4521
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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