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Disaster Relief
Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, United Methodists in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

United Methodists continue helping Ukrainian neighbors

Despite challenges like the gasoline shortage and having to pay customs clearance and taxes on goods, churches in Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic continue to help refugees and send supplies into Ukraine.
Local Church
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall in Minneapolis, Minn., is filled with donated pillows headed to homeless ministries. Photo courtesy of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church.

700 pillows go to homeless

A fort made up of 700 pillows got people reconnected at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. The effort ended with three Federal Express trucks full of pillows headed to homeless ministries. Christa Meland with the Minnesota Conference has the story.
Disaster Relief
United Methodists in countries bordering Ukraine continue to offer aid and encouragement to Ukrainian refugees. One United Methodist church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles who want to do their part toward better communications with the refugees. Ukrainian flag courtesy of Wikimedia; graphic by UM News.

New wrinkles in aid to Ukrainian refugees

United Methodist churches in countries near Ukraine rely on volunteers as they work with Ukrainian refugees, but they're also hiring Ukrainians for certain relief-related tasks. One church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles helping refugees.