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Christian organisation donates half a million to Ukraine

by Sophie Drew

Christian organisation The Benefact Trust has given half a million pounds to organisations helping in Ukraine, including The Salvation Army. 

The trust has pledged to give £1million to the cause. 

The Salvation Army is just one of six organisations benefitting from the most recent instalment – other charities include The Red Cross, Tearfund and Depaul International. 

The Salvation Army is addressing the immediate need in Ukraine and the surrounding countries, providing both emotional and pastoral care, as well as practical assistance such as food, water, medication, shelter, translation services, and transport to other countries. 

In the long-term, the organisation is hoping to help refugees return to their homes in Ukraine. 
Alexandra Cairns, Trust Fundraising Manager for The Salvation Army, said: 

“The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the support of Benefact Trust towards our response to the Ukraine crisis.

"Their support helps us to continue providing vital humanitarian aid and emotional support on the ground in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, and continue addressing the risk of refugees being exploited through our global anti-trafficking networks.”

Lesley King-Lewis, Trust Director for Benefact Trust, said: 

“It has been overwhelming to hear the difference our grants have made to the charities - and the vulnerable people they’re supporting - over the last couple of months. But the work doesn’t stop there.

"As the devastation continues in Ukraine, and more people flee their homes, support from charities is becoming even more vital.

"That’s why we’ve just awarded additional funding towards the cause, and we’re already thinking about the most impactful way to distribute the remaining £500,000.”

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