February 24th was a day that changed everything for millions of Ukrainians.
Can you imagine that one day your whole world is turned upside down? If you stay, you risk losing your life, along with your home, and your community. If you flee you are sure to lose your home, your culture, your country. You must do it as fast as you can; therefore, the only things you can take with you are things you can carry, most importantly being your documents and medicines.
Homes of Hope Global will be partnering with YWAM Kyiv, YWAM Cluj, and YWAM San Diego/Baja to restore the safety of home to those who have lost so much.
We will be building Homes of Hope emergency shelters for families in need in Ukraine.
Winter is extreme in the region, and people are in dire need of warm, secure and private shelter before the extremities of winter approach. The insulated homes are 20x20 feet, and made of thick panels that will keep families warm through the winter months. These Homes of Hope shelters can easily be disassembled and moved to a new location as needed.
Teams from across Europe and within Ukraine will work together to build these Homes of Hope emergency shelters in 2023 in the Chernigiv region of Ukraine. The cost of each home is $10,000. We have already raised enough money for 35 homes ($350,000), but we need to fund 65 more homes!
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Valya and Volodymr spent a whole year living in the trailer next to their destroyed house that Russian troops hit three times. Everything they had was destroyed. They spent the whole winter in their trailer with only plastic covering the windows keeping the elements out. We were able to build them a Home of Hope emergency shelter. Valya continually cried and couldn't believe that she would be living in her own home that she can call her own again.
Sharing Hope with Those in Need
"We came to walk these streets, to enter broken homes and to look at devastation with HOPE. We take a step in boldness. It is boldness to claim that God cares, that God has not forgotten, that He can provide. As much as our hearts are breaking with grief and compassion, we are filled with HOPE. We walk with HOPE, holding God's hand and introducing this HOPE to people in tears."
- Leader of YWAM Kyiv