New Haven and Faith Communities to Host Ukrainian Aid Campaign
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Several faith groups are meeting on Monday to help Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker hosted a forum to announce a new campaign, which will help raise resources to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Joining the mayor at that conference were the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Connecticut Faith Leaders Collaborative and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.
“We need our nation to open the doors […] with all the support our communities can provide,” said Mayor Bronin.
Russian forces have recently stepped up their attacks on eastern Ukraine and shelled the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk. Officials believe they are trying to take over an industrial area called Donbass.
New reports show nearly 100 people are being killed every day in Ukraine, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling for more weapons to defend the country.
President Biden has condemned Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and has traveled across Europe in recent months to unite world leaders on the crisis.
More details on the campaign are expected to be released soon. According to city officials, it will run from May 23 to June 23.