Bermuda Red Cross Launch Appeal For Ukraine

February 26, 2022

Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster cash appeal for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

“We are gravely concerned about the intensification of fighting in Ukraine over the past few days.  People are losing their homes and lives; families are being separated. Essential services, like water and healthcare, are under threat.

“Please donate today if you can. The people caught up in this conflict must be supported and protected.

Members of the Ukrainian community of Bermuda gathered earlier this week


“Even before recent developments, this eight-year conflict has hit people daily on all levels. It’s brought suffering, death, injury and separation from loved ones, as well as the huge mental toll of ongoing violence and insecurity.

“We fear further escalation will worsen an already appalling humanitarian situation and wreak havoc on more lives.

“As the security situation allows, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society [URCS] and the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] will continue to respond to existing and emerging humanitarian needs. The Red Cross has supported people affected by this conflict for years and this will not stop now.

“Your donation could help someone affected get:

  • food
  • water
  • first aid
  • medicines
  • warm clothes
  • shelter

“Your donation will mean we can reach even more people in desperate need. Please donate today. Donations can be made by direct deposit into the following account: Bank of N.T. Butterfield – 20 006 060 663859 200

“Or go online to our website to use your debit/credit card, or call us at 236-8253 Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm with your card details or mail or stop in at our offices:

  • Bermuda Red Cross
  • Ukraine Crisis Appeal
  • 9 Berry Hill Road,
  • Paget DV 03

“The best way to help a disaster victim is through a financial donation to the Red Cross. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for the disaster relief operation.

“The Red Cross initially responds to most international relief efforts with monetary support, and, when needed, ships items such as comfort kits, clean-up kits, medical supplies, tents, tarps and water. Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site, which avoids delays, and transportation costs in getting necessities to disaster victims.

“Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.”

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  1. Mary says:

    There are Bermudians that need help. Charity starts at home, and I’d rather help my own first than helping foreigners, especially Ukrainians.

    • Mike says:

      Charity does start at home but does not end there.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the essence of being Bermudian.

      Holier than thou, selfish, xenophobic and above all, an a**hole. .

      • PBanks says:

        Disagree strongly here. Most Bermudians don’t share that mindset. How often do we hear of Americans having similar sentiments after tragedy in another part of the world, for example?

  2. Ringmaster says:

    Charity starts at home and Ukrainians need help. However, I will not contribute as it is known that most contributions to these charities are used to pay management and staff, not go to the people who need the help. Sad but true.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Which charity, be specific, citation please?

      Or you could just say you don’t want to donate.

    • BINGO!! says:

      BINGO! $694,000

      For the past 11 years, Gail McGovern has served as president and CEO of the American Red Cross, and in 2018, she was paid $694,000,

  3. N / A says:

    Is the Red Cross in Bermuda aware of black people in Ukraine being denied entrance on trains and other means of escaping the conflict until white people get out first? I just think in the interest of transparency, Bermuda citizens should know to whom their donations would be going.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Citation please. Reputable news sources only accepted.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Just watched an interview with a group of African students who were currently in a neighboring country after getting out so obviously what you’re saying isn’t entirely true.
      But I can see why it would gain traction around here .

    • saud says:

      We are all aware of your lies.
      Take your racism elsewhere. You’re pathetic.