Minnewaska MN Area Ukrainian Family Sponsorship
At MECO7 in Glenwood, Minnesota, we believe everyone deserves a happy home. That's why we are joining the Minnewaska community in sponsoring a Ukrainian family seeking refuge in the United States. We are working through an organization called Alight (wearealight.org), a nonprofit organization in Minnesota that partners with Welcome.US in connecting Ukrainian families with United States sponsors.
Since February 2022, over three million Ukrainians, mainly women and children, have been forced to leave their country for the safety of their families. Our sponsorship team is in contact with such a family in need from Ukraine. They have had to relocate several times prior to having to flee the country in order to protect their children from the ravages of war.
We are currently awaiting approval from the United States government for their entry into the United States. We hope to welcome them to Glenwood, Minnesota this spring.
When Ukrainian refugees arrive in Minnesota, they come with very little - usually what they can fit in a suitcase and the clothes they are wearing. 100% of the received funds will be used to support the family in settling into a safe home - the first step in rebuilding their lives. MECO7 is pledging $1,000 and we are seeking an additional $14,000 to help the family.
Any funds raised above our goal will be used to assist other Ukrainian refugee families, in partnership with Alight.
Funds can be donated through GoFundMe or locally at Glenwood State Bank (mention MECO7 Ukrainian Family.)
To learn more about the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program and how to become a sponsor, visit wearealight.org or welcome.us. For more information on the Minnewaska project, contact us at [email redacted] or visit us at MECO7.com.
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