Bethany Christian Services
The Evangelical humanitarian organization Bethany Christian Services said in an emailed statement that it's making preparations “to assist the innocent victims of war who are forced to flee their homes, and praying for peace.”
Bethany President Chris Palusky declared that “it’s not too late for hearts to be changed and for peace to prevail.”
The charity’s first priority is supporting Ukrainian families that it has helped resettle into the United States, many of which have loved ones trying to escape Ukraine.
Bethany called for neighboring countries to keep their borders open to Ukrainians trying to flee the violence so “that families can be safely and swiftly reunited through the refugee resettlement process that, for many, was already underway.”
“Bethany urges the U.S. government to designate new Temporary Protected Status for eligible Ukrainians currently in the U.S., to prioritize the reunification of refugee families through resettlement, and to meet the humanitarian need this conflict will cause,” Bethany’s Senior Vice President of Global, Refugee, and Immigrant Services, Tawnya Brown, said in a statement. “Lives can be saved if the international community reacts promptly and decisively.”