As you may have heard over one million Ukrainians have been displaced from the war torn regions. Many of these people fled the Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts (provinces) in eastern Ukraine, with just the clothes they were wearing.
The economy (due to the increasingly strained relations with its major trading partner - Russia) is bad and getting worse. This will result in more people losing their jobs and a lack of jobs for those who have been relocated to other parts of Ukraine.
An area Missionary, Ed Dickson, stationed in Kiev, who is working on behalf of Loads of Love, has reported that he’s never seen the situation as bad as it is now. With winter coming, the need for warm clothing, boots, hats and blankets is huge.
The government of Ukraine is already helping to identify those people who are in the most desperate need ... and our assistance will go through our network of over 1,000 churches in the Ukraine.
A very big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has helped in some way with providing supplies and money for the shipping container that will be loaded on Nov 14th for the Ukraine.
A special thank you goes out to the
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED - Another Container being Loaded this weekend Nov. 21 & 22
We are still in need of Volunteers who might be able to come to the Loads of Love Thrift Store and Warehouse at 127 Colborne St. near Rona to help sort and pack items on the days of Nov 18-21 inclusive from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 519-352-0911 if you require any further information.
Update from Ed Dickson
This picture shows me with the lady who's organization (the Ukrainian League of Philanthropists) who help us with getting our containers 'cleared' through the border, shipping and customs control in Ukraine. Their help has been invaluable!
This picture shows a lady (Natasha) who fled the war torn area in eastern Ukraine and whom we found unconscious on the floor of her dorm room. She didn't have warm clothing or the medicine she needed (for treatment of her injuries). We were able to provide warm clothing from the container and purchase the medicine she needs to live better.
This picture shows orphan children (who fled the war torn region of eastern Ukraine) receiving desperately needed goods from the recent container.
This picture shows children at one of the hospitals for children suffering from tuberculosis receiving desperately needed goods from the recent container. The people there constantly commented on the excellent 'qualty' of the goods that Loads of Love sent them!
Loads of Love has Out-Grown its Warehouse Location! With increased demand & Doner Support, we now operate our Warehouse Centre from 127 Colborne St., Chatham.
|Loads of Love is a multi-faceted faith-based ministry outreach that shares God's love in a practical way with the needy both locally, in Chatham-Kent and globally, around the world, by living the words of Jesus "If you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto Me." (Matthew 25:40)|
Loads of Love's relief efforts began in March1995 as a one-time humanitarian response for Dnepropetrovsk an area in eastern Ukraine that had been severely oppressed following the fall of Communism. However, 16 years and dozens of containers later Loads of Love is still in the business of providing a physical expression of God's love to the oppressed whether orphans, seniors, disabled or those experiencing difficult times.