Donors share perspectives on Ukraine crisis

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2022) — Since being started in March 2022, Bears Helping Babies has raised over $1,400 through donations via Samaritan’s Purse. The initiative has started its race towards raising $20,000 for Ukrainian families at a breakneck pace with over 30 confirmed donators. 

Each of those who have donated has done so for their own reasons. Some donate because they feel it is their duty, others donate because they would want the same done for them or even because they want to be a part of something bigger.  

“The war in the Ukraine is so devastating and it saddens me to see what the families are going through,” League City donator Darcy Garcia said. “My daughter shared the information, and I was glad to donate. I had wanted to do something for them, so this was the perfect opportunity.” 

One of the most important things to recognize when speaking about initiatives like this is that there are endless people willing to help, but many of these people do not know how they can help.  

McKinney donator Dawn Araujo said she donated to Bears Helping Babies to help make sure a Ukrainian family will have at least one less thing to worry about. 

“As a mother, I know that everything [those mothers] are going through has to be so hard,” Araujo said. “I can hardly imagine how difficult it is. They have left their homes, their husbands and their fathers. They are going to unfamiliar places as refugees, where nothing is certain anymore for them. If there is some way to help them feel like they have some of the things they need, then I am happy to help.” 

The thing that brings each person together in this endeavor is the common goal of helping people in need. This common goal is what unites people under a cause and allows words to turn into action. 

If you would like to donate to Bears Helping Babies, click Donate Now and you will be guided to Samaritan’s Purse where you can join people trying to make a difference. 

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Proceeds from Bears Helping Babies go directly to families escaping from the war in Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Pat Sherer