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As people across the world condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, we are activating the PEF Relief Fund to help our brothers and sisters forced to flee their homes or struggling to continue serving the people of Ukraine despite Russia’s devastating attacks.

Thousands of Ukrainians – men, women, children and Ukrainian armed forces – have been killed.  Millions face displacement.  The war has already cost Ukraine more than $100 billion in infrastructure damage.  The United Nations estimates one in two Ukrainian businesses are shuttered and millions of dollars will be needed to cover income losses.

The Ukrainian people need our help.

The PEF Relief Fund exists to render aid to those in need. During natural disasters, we supported those in dire need of supplies to aid their recovery.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we supported our health care professionals on the frontlines with housing and PPE. Now, we stand ready to help the people of Ukraine.  Please consider contributing to the PEF Relief Fund. Just click here.  Every donation, no matter how much, can make a difference.  The union will then make a lump sum donation to the Common Solidarity Fund established by the International Trade Union and European Trade Union Confederations.  The donations will be used to support workers and union members fleeing Ukraine with shelter, food, supplies, transport and more.

The PEF Relief Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are tax deductible.

Let’s all stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.