Show Your Ukrainian Support From The DC Metro Area
A Sample of Resources to Provide Relief for Ukrainian People, Including Efforts by International Organizations and Local Businesses.
As it’s been heavy on our hearts, we want to highlight ways you can provide support, including involvement by local businesses.
Washington, DC Women Band Together
More locally, many of the women at Dacha Beer Garden are from Ukraine. Together, they urge the DC community to ‘band together and help support Ukraine.’ Currently, this local favorite is raising money for several important organizations aiding civilians in Ukraine, including UNICEF. As of early March, they have raised over $3,000. Fundraising events continue to become available, so follow them on Facebook for the most up-to-date ways to donate.
Chefs For Change
On March 21st, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate will host a 10-course dinner at Moon Rabbit in DC, featuring courses prepared by several local chefs, including Erik Bruner-Yang and Aaron Silverman. This dinner will raise money for World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization feeding Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Tickets are limited. You can order here.
Support From Bethesda
Support A Local Ukrainian Bakery And Make A Change
DLight Cafe is a Ukrainian-owned business with wonderful French pastries. Their team is finding ways to support their heritage and community, including compiling a comprehensive list of ways to contact your elected officials, demand change on a global level, and beyond. Click here for more information.
Charity Navigator’s Recommended Relief Organizations
This well-known resource lists the highest-rated organizations that provide aid in a number of key areas: “Medical Services, Medical Supplies, Non-Medical Supplies, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Emergency Housing, Long-term Assistance and Other (including cash/cash vouchers, logistic supply, and animals).” For a list of their most highly-rated organizations, click here for details.
CNN’s Humanitarian Efforts
A donation to CNN’s list provides support to 39 separate organizations providing various forms of support for the humanitarian crisis. Click here for more details.
Support for Pets With Refugees And Animals In Ukraine Shelters
The Humane Society International is providing a range of support, including food, medicine, and other supplies for pets able to accompany their owners with little supplies on hand, as well as those animals behind in shelters and zoos. Click here to provide support. Brave Ukrainians are staying behind to protect animals in shelters that cannot be evacuated. The Harmony Fund is accepting funds to keep the shelters running under the most challenging of circumstances.
Looking for ways to get even more involved? Click here for a list of ways you can volunteer, pay respect, and find more local donation opportunities.