Project HOPE in the News | Ukraine
Experts Offer Advice on Creating Livestream Fundraising Event
January 24, 2023 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Project HOPE’s Senior Director of Mass Markets Fundraising, Evan Johnson, shares insight into collaborating with the streaming community to raise funds for Ukraine.
Livestreamers Up Their Games to Help Charities Raise Funds
January 9, 2023 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the international humanitarian group Project HOPE quickly mobilized more than 1,600 content creators on the video-streaming platform Twitch. Over a couple of months, these streamers raised more than $1.4 million for medical services and support to refugees and the health-care workers serving them.
Bringing Hope: In Ukraine, American Nonprofits Stave Off Humanitarian Catastrophe
January 4, 2023 – Smoky Mountain News
Since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine millions of people have left the war-torn country, with millions more driven from major cities and small villages in the east by the fighting. International response was swift, in the form of humanitarian aid for people who lost their homes, their livelihoods and all their possessions. Boxes upon boxes of American taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid are now flowing across the sea to internally displaced Ukrainians by the thousands.
Season of Giving: Project HOPE
December 30, 2022 – KATU News
Project HOPE works on the frontlines of the world’s greatest health challenges. Rabih Torbay, President & CEO of Project HOPE, joined us to share how they partner with communities and health care workers to ensure sustainable change, whether that’s reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Latin America, fighting HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, responding to an earthquake in Southeast Asia, or helping providing medical and mental health support to Ukrainians. Project HOPE goes where they’re most needed.
Providing Mental Health Support for Ukrainian Refugees
December 30, 2022 – Borgen Magazine
Since February 2022, millions of Ukrainians have fled their home country, taking with them trauma and psychological distress — consequences of the war. While mental health services from host nations are helping, NGOs have stepped up to offer additional mental health support for Ukrainian refugees.
Out of Sight Cannot Be Out of Mind: Ukraine, Hurricane and COVID Crises
December 12, 2022 – The Hill
When the headlines move on, so does the financial support for those affected by crises that can feel like yesterday’s news. From Cape Coral, Florida to Kherson, Ukraine, the year 2022 has been a record year for bad news. Long after the cameras have gone, the communities who have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the devastating hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as the war in Ukraine still desperately need our help.
How Project HOPE Rallied the Twitch Community to Raise Money for Ukraine
December 8, 2022 – The Drum
Project Hope won at The Drum Awards for Social Purpose 2022 in the Best Fundraising Campaign category for its ‘Hope for Ukraine’ campaign. Here, we find out more about what went into this successful work.
Relief for Ukraine
Fall 2022 – UCLA’s U Magazine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced more than 12 million people, among them nearly 180,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients in need of treatment and medication. As they have in past international crises, people at UCLA Health stepped up to help.
Leidos Partners with Project HOPE to Support Ukraine
August 31, 2022 – Washington Exec.
Leidos has expanded its support of Ukraine through a partnership with Project HOPE, the humanitarian organization that trains health care workers and sends medical supplies to locations in crisis throughout the world.
Boston Scientific Employees Open Hearts and Homes to Ukrainian Refugees
August 31, 2022 – Boston Scientific
The war in Ukraine has galvanized the Boston Scientific Foundation and employees, who have contributed $1.5 million in foundation gifts and personal donations in support of Ukrainian refugees to organizations including Project HOPE and the International Committee of the Red Cross. In addition, Boston Scientific employees across Europe have sought to help by holding blood drives and collecting household necessities for displaced families.
UCLA Health organizes relief for Ukrainian cancer patients and refugees
August 25, 2022 – UCLA Health
“The delivery was complex, involving import and export regulations and customs in three nations (United States, Poland and Ukraine),” says Jason Obten, global logistics director of Project HOPE. “It required precision timing to ensure that the cold chain requirements were maintained throughout the shipping process up to the point of delivery in Kharkov.”
How you can help the people of Ukraine right now
August 24, 2022 – Cosmopolitan
As conflict continues in Ukraine, Project Hope is mobilising to address urgent healthcare needs for people most impacted by the crisis. “Ukrainians have now spent nearly six months living in fear and uncertainty… There is still no end in sight to this terrible violence,” the charity said on its website. “Project HOPE is actively delivering medical supplies, repairing damaged hospitals, and providing mental health support to Ukrainians and families facing health crises in places like Ethiopia and Colombia. And we stay long after the headlines fade to help rebuild health care for the future.”
Leidos to partner with Project HOPE to aid Ukraine
August 23, 2022 – Virginia Business
Six months later, the Reston-based Fortune 500 defense contractor has announced a partnership with Project HOPE, a Washington, D.C.-based global health and humanitarian relief organization, forging an ongoing relationship to support the organization’s medical relief efforts in Ukraine, which is still embroiled in conflict with Russia.
Transporting Aid To The Ukraine: Iag Cargo And Project Hope
June 27, 2022 – IAG Cargo Magazine
In response to the war in Ukraine, IAG Cargo worked alongside American-based NGO, Project Hope, to fly critical aid into the region. Project Hope has focussed on health and humanitarian assistance around the globe for 60 years. So what happens to the supplies that IAG Cargo flies out, and what are the logistical challenges of moving aid? To find out this and more, our Head of Marketing and External Communications, Matthew Gardiner, spoke with Vice President of Project Hope, Chris Skopec. Listen in below.
Dropkick Murphys team up with Ukrainian celtic punk band the O’Hamsters to do a Ukrainian version of “We Shall Overcome.”
June 19, 2022 – Metal Rock Punk News
Tzu Chi unites with 4 international organizations to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees
June 3, 2022 – Match
The Russian-Ukrainian war will enter its 100th day. Tzu Chi continues to cooperate with international charitable organizations and inter-religious organizations. At 8 p.m. Taiwan time on June 2, Yan Bowen, CEO of the Tzu Chi Charity Foundation, will be represented by four international organizations. Signing contracts, including Airlink, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), World Health Foundation (Project Hope), World Hope International Foundation (World Hope) International), together to help Ukrainian refugees to transport urgently needed medicines, medical equipment and other necessities in order to increase the amount of materials needed to assist refugees. Project HOPE Executive Vice President Chris. Chris Skopec (Chris Skopec) pointed out that Ukrainian medical institutions were either attacked by armed forces or lacked medicines, medical materials, and equipment to treat patients. The shortage, the mental pressure has overwhelmed his professional training and experience, and there is only endless guilt in his heart, even after escaping from the war zone, these pressures still oppress him.
Former Ukraine ambassador, musicians to support and celebrate Ukraine at Springfield Symphony Hall
May 22, 2022 – MassLive
Peter Mosijchuk, pastor of Bethesda Ukrainian Penetacostal Church in West Springfield, has traveled to Poland, his luggage stuffed with donated ballistic vests and military-grade first-aid kits. Tanya Shvyryd, relief coordinator at Full Gospel Church in Westfield, is now setting up Amazon wish lists for arriving refugee families — friends and relatives of the heavily Ukrainian congregation — so that they can get outfitted with pots, pans, towels and toys here in Western Massachusetts. “We just keep trying to support our country any way we can,” Mosijchuk said. Taylor’s talk on Wednesday will be followed by a concert that will raise funds for Ukraine relief. Sponsored by MassMutual and the Thomas de Hartmann Project, 100% of the proceeds of the performance will benefit humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Recipients are Vostok SOS , an organization that works on the ground with internally displaced Ukrainians to connect them with medical, housing, food, and psychosocial services; Project HOPE which works with grassroots medical networks in Poland and other neighboring countries to provide medicine and care to refugees; and Friends of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine which supports professional musicians in Ukraine who have lost their instruments and livelihoods in this conflict.
First Church has sent $3,003 to International Ministries and $4,650 to Project HOPE to provide medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainian settlements.
May 22, 2022 – Waldo Village Soup
The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased the Ukrainian “pysanky” Easter eggs, bought an Easter takeout meal, or contributed in other ways to their Ukrainian relief fund raising campaign. Since the war began First Church has sent $3,003 to International Ministries and $4,650 to Project HOPE to provide medicines and medical supplies to Ukrainian settlements.Because of Project HOPE’s matching grant program, the contribution has been doubled. That means Searsport and those from surrounding towns have provided a total of $12,303 toward Ukrainian relief efforts!
First-Year Sells Desserts to Benefit Ukraine
May 18, 2022 – Chicago Maroon
First-year Jonah Herrera-Dodd came up with a “sweet” way to help those impacted by the war in Ukraine: selling cookies and brownies on the quad with his two-man group, Cookies for Ukraine. After reading about the Ukrainian conflict, Herrera-Dodd and first-year Ethan Clark felt driven to help those in need. “We were talking one day and were like, ‘we should do something.’ And then we did something,” Herrera-Dodd said. When searching for an organization to donate their profits to, Herrera-Dodd looked for one with a civilian focus. He decided on Project HOPE, a healthcare charity dedicated to fundraising for medical supplies. Cookies for Ukraine donates to HOPE’s Crisis in Ukraine campaign, which raises money for hospital necessities. Herrera-Dodd also seeks to expand Cookies for Ukraine. “If we had more people to man more tables, then we could grow the operation. If anyone reading wants to help with Cookies for Ukraine, it would be greatly appreciated,” he said. Cookies for Ukraine has raised over $1,200 through dessert sales, and hopes to donate more. Their biggest challenge, however, has been finding a kitchen to bake in, as the Burton-Judson kitchen has been closed since April 21. “We need to figure out how to work around [the kitchen closing], but we definitely still want to keep going,” Herrera-Dodd said.
‘An Evening for Ukraine’ in Springfield to feature former US Ambassador Bill Taylor, Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv
May 7, 2022 – MSN, CNN, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, PennLive, The Boston Globe, MassLive,+ more
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine stretches into its third month, funds for humanitarian aid for those suffering in the war are expected to be raised more than 4,000 miles away in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Public Forum and Pioneer Valley Symphony are joining forces to host “An Evening for Ukraine” event at Springfield Symphony Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, according to a statement from the two organizations. The event will feature a talk with former United States Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and a benefit concert of Ukrainian music performed by the Pioneer Valley Symphony, which will include Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv. All of the proceeds of the event will go toward humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The evening is sponsored by MassMutual and the Thomas de Hartmann Project, the statement said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Pioneer Valley Symphony to bring this event to Springfield,” said Michelle Morash, executive director of the Forum. “This collaboration brings the four counties of Western MA together to support one important cause that is much bigger than our corner of the world.” One-hundred percent of ticket sales and financial contributions will be donated to three charities: Vostok SOS, an in-country organization that works on the ground with internally displaced Ukrainians to connect them with medical, housing, food and psychosocial services; Project HOPE, an organization that works with grassroots medical networks in Poland and other neighboring countries to provide medicine and care to refugees; and Friends of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, which directly supports professional musicians in Ukraine who have lost their instruments and livelihoods in this conflict.
Mental Health Awareness & Action
May 3, 2022 – Tiltify
In a recent survey, we found that 60% of Tiltify users reported mental health as their top concern. Regardless of your age or your organization’s core mission, a person’s mental health is important at every stage of life. Project HOPE empowers health care workers facing the world’s greatest health crises to build resilient communities and a healthier, more equitable world. This month, Project HOPE created a fundraising event called Power-up for Mental Health to raise funds to support their global mission, which includes advocating for global access to mental health care, mental health training for health workers, mental health support to Ukrainian refugees, and bringing lifesaving aid to people in need around the world. Support Project HOPE today!
Foundations, corporations providing support for Ukraine
May 1, 2022 – Philanthropy News Digest
Global Impact has announced a total of $1.5 million in charitable giving for its Ukraine Response Fund. The total includes contributions from individual donors as well as corporate and foundation grants, with gifts from the Crankstart Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, the King County Employee Giving Program, and C.E. Thurston and Sons. Funds are being distributed to members of Global Impact’s Charity Alliance, such as International Medical Corps, the International Rescue Committee, and Project HOPE, which are working on the ground in Ukraine and the surrounding region to provide medical staff and supplies; distribute food, water, blankets, and other necessities to refugees at border crossings; train psychologists for emergency psychosocial support to help refugees overcome the trauma of war and leaving their homes; support displaced families and individuals through cash-assistance programs; and serve as an information hub on migration and refugee status, help resettle Ukrainians in the United States, and extend visas for Ukrainians already in the U.S.
Rabih Torbay on CNN
April 23, 2022
Rabih Torbay on FOX
April 23, 2022
Rabih Torbay on CNN
April 13, 2022
Chris Skopec on BBC
March 22, 2022
Tom Cotter on CNN
March 19, 2022
Hundreds of facilities in the conflict zone
March 18, 2022 – CNN
Skopec, who was in Lviv last weekend to coordinate relief efforts, said that as more Ukrainians become displaced and as health care facilities fall along conflict lines, hospitals in western Ukraine are finding themselves serving twice as many people as usual. At the same time, although these hospitals may have enough medical supplies in their own reserves, they are sending a portion of their stock to eastern Ukraine, where resources are scarce. “There’s no hospital that has been unaffected by this, even if they’re not in … a really devastated area. Everybody is feeling the pressure on this,” Skopec said.
Health care is becoming a target in Ukraine
March 17, 2022 – The Washington Post
Officials involved in relief efforts fear the attacks could further destabilize the country’s health system. They’re scrambling to deliver lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals, while grappling with the notion of sending emergency medical teams into facilities that could soon come under attack. “People are scared to operate in hospitals, and people are also afraid of going to hospitals for the fear of getting targeted there,” said Rabih Torbay, president and CEO of Project Hope, a global health and humanitarian nonprofit.
Cinira Baldi on News Nation
March 15, 2022
Quest Diagnostics Foundation to support Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine with $500,000 gift to Project HOPE
March 15, 2022 – Quest Diagnostics
The Quest Diagnostics Foundation today announced a $500,000 donation to Project HOPE to support its humanitarian crisis relief efforts in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe. Project HOPE is on the ground in Ukraine delivering medical supplies and other urgent assistance. Additionally, Project HOPE is coordinating with local organizations in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Romania to provide support inside Ukraine as well as in the surrounding countries. “We are proud of our Foundation’s commitment to support the lifesaving efforts of Project HOPE in response to the devastating humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine and the surrounding countries,” said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX). “The need is urgent, as more than two million refugees have been forced from their homes. Project HOPE is on the ground providing aid. We stand fully behind the people of Ukraine and pray for an end to the violence they are experiencing in their country.”
‘We need safe access’: aid groups in Ukraine struggle amid warning 7m could be displaced
March 12, 2022 – The Guardian
Adib Fletcher, director of humanitarian response at Project Hope, a global health and relief organisation, said in comparison with the refugee crisis unfolding beyond Ukraine’s borders the situation for IDPs was “a more difficult context … [with] a lot of different moving parts. I think that the sky’s the limit in terms of the actual healthcare needs at this stage within Ukraine,” he added.
Tom Cotter on CNN
March 11, 2022
Is Crypto the Next Big Thing in Fundraising? Ukraine Aid Groups Aim to Find Out
March 11, 2022 – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Project Hope, an international health organization, began cryptofundraising about a year ago but had received only $1,000 before the war began. So far, it has raised about $50,000 in crypto for its Ukraine response. Livestreaming events, by contrast, have netted $450,000 for the group, but its efforts there are more mature, says Evan Johnson, the group’s senior director for mass market fundraising.
CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS URGENT HUMANITARIAN NEEDS FOR THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE
March 9, 2022 – Morning Star
The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic organization of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is donating more than $1 million to support both urgent and long-term needs of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis. This donation supports these organizations: American Red Cross to support the global Red Cross network response to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis, Project Hope, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Donations will help support relief efforts such as water, food, clothing, hygiene sets, blankets, fuel for heating, medical supplies and housing support in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
Chris Skopec on MSNBC
March 5, 2022
Broadway Cares to donate $300,000 to aid Ukrainian civilians
March 3, 2022 – Broadway News
Broadway Cares will give $100,000 each in emergency grants to Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, the International Rescue Committee and Project HOPE. This is the first major statement from the Broadway community on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Project HOPE ships essentials to Ukraine | Video
February 28, 2022 – New’s Nation Prime
Project HOPE is working overtime to ship essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine. Cinira Baldi, vice president of Project HOPE, joins “NewsNation Prime” to discuss the latest on the situation in Ukraine.
How to help the people of Ukraine: 3 ideas for giving
February 25, 2022 – Fox News
Project HOPE. The group notes that Russia’s assault on Ukraine “will force hundreds of thousands [of people] to flee their homes. Access to basic needs, health care and more are now in jeopardy.” It notes that “emergency teams from this group in Europe are sending medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugees.” The organization says is “actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.” On its website, the group declares that the crisis in Ukraine has “already prompted massive displacement from the capital of Kyiv and other parts of the country, with several thousand people already entering neighboring countries and more to come. Ukrainians near the conflict zones are lining up to access cash and fuel, and although communications and cell towers are reportedly functional for now, citizens are preparing for significant disruptions to supply chains, health care, and road access.”
Humanitarian group prepares medical supplies for Ukraine
February 24, 2022 – Yahoo! News
Humanitarian group Project Hope says it has an initial shipment of medical supplies on standby in The Netherlands and is working with the World Health Organisation to send them to Ukraine. The organisation said 2.9 million people in Ukraine were already in need of urgent humanitarian assistance even before the Russian military incursion. Chris Skopec, Executive Vice President of Global Health for Project Hope, said: “The conflict in Ukraine is a devastating blow for millions of Ukrainians who have already been living in a humanitarian crisis even before the first bombs fell. At this point, there is no way to ease the suffering that is to come unless there is a total stop to the conflict. Short of that, millions of people may suffer as the country spirals into a humanitarian crisis that impacts Ukraine’s most vulnerable people. Civilians have already been killed, just hours into this conflict. At least one hospital has already been hit. Long lines of people are trying to flee major cities. These numbers will get exponentially worse and add to the more than 850,000 internally displaced people already struggling to survive in Ukraine.”