WHAT ARE WE DOING?
ORPHANS IN TORETSK AND SUMY
Join our efforts to provide diapers
to orphan babies.
PROVIDING MEALS TO CHILDREN
Breakfast and lunch is provided to school children in war-torn Toretsk.
HELPING THE ELDERLY & DISABLED
Clean water and winter supplies are a necessity for surviving harsh conditions.
HOW DID THIS MINISTRY GET STARTED?
Bill Wharton began his ministry as a simple humanitarian effort in 1990, soon after the fall of Communism in Ukraine. He saw the people's desire to study the Bible and he set out to help them. His vision was simple but God had much more in store. In bringing God's message to Ukraine, Bill's eyes were opened to the struggle in the everyday life of the people. Ukrainians are strong and hardworking people but when there is no work, there is no income and their children suffer. He partnered with a few Americans to help feed the children. That ministry has now grown to partnering with Americans from all over the country, as well as schools in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, to help feed hundreds of children throughout the school year.
Bill and Lyuba have spent their lives working with Americans to help alleviate hunger in the children and provide heat and protection for the elderly during Ukraine's frigid winters. As the war set into the Donetsk region, our efforts have expanded. We now provide drinking water to the disabled, train volunteers to be nurse aids in the war zone, and help infants in the orphanages.
All donations and resources are used to help the people of Ukraine. No staff is being paid, nothing is kept for themselves and they wouldn't have it any other way. Please consider joining us in our efforts.
PROVIDING HOT MEALS TO HUNGRY CHILDREN
Since 2014 when the war in Ukraine began many homes and businesses have been destroyed in Toretsk. The coal mines which were the main jobs providers have closed and thousands of families have lost incomes. Necessities like heating, water, food and electricity have become luxuries. Many children are malnourished and come to school too hungry to benefit from instruction .
During school days we are feeding 158 middle and high school children at schools 10,13 and 16 in Toretsk. Every donated cent is spent directly for relief of the children (no overhead). We have the lists of children who get a meal every day, and in case one of the 158 does not come to school the meal is given to some other hungry child. If you would like to get more information, including photos, we will be happy to share with you. Also you can contact the schools and talk with the teachers or students! Just think, $100 provides 100 hot meals!
With your help we can feed more children. Good news: the city of Toretsk government is planning to provide meals to orphans and all elementary school children.
Please consider supporting our Mission.
ALL DONATIONS GO TO:
Providing daily meals to school children in the eastern war zone
Helping infants in orphanage
Providing drinking water to disabled
Training volunteers to be nurse aides in the war zone
Supporting summer Bible camps in western Ukraine