Since February, The Stradch Church (The Greek Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), has welcomed war refugee families to live in their retreat center, providing them with housing and all the basic necessities including three meals per day, medical and psychological care, etc. Currently they have 55 residents, 20 of whom are children between the ages of 5 months and 16 years. These families come from areas of Ukraine where there is heavy fighting. Many are traumatized. Some do not have homes to return.
For at least the remainder of 2022, Bethany will raise funds each month to feed these war refugees. Currently it costs about $ 5,100 per month for food for the refugees (about $ 1.00 per person per meal).