Patrick “Pat” Shearer, is a former police officer out of Strawberry, Arizona. Yesterday, he drove one mother, one father, two babies and their three cats from Ukraine to Poland.
While the Russian attack continues to wreck and displace the Ukrainian people, countries across the globe are preparing for an increase in refugees.
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.
Social media can be a tool that is beneficial in spreading awareness and educating the masses, but it also can promote complacency when people can hide behind screens and a facade that they are taking steps to make a difference.
Students from Baylor University have banded together to support women and children that have been forced to flee the war in Ukraine.
Bears Helping Babies has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization that distributes relief items through church partners in Ukraine, to send aid to refugees.
Journalism students at Baylor have created a fundraiser to raise awareness and financial support for Ukrainian babies who need diapers. Illustration by Hannah Dryden.
There are terrible things happening in the world and in Ukraine, and there are tangible ways that even “broke college students” can help.
When given the opportunity to financially support Ukrainians in need, many will conclude that financial support is not within their ability. However, this raises the question: are there other things you can do to contribute?
Ukrainian mothers are fleeing the country with their children and leaving everything behind. They continue to make terrifying journeys to reach safety for themselves and their children at the Polish border.