Help Ukraine | Update on MCC Campaign to date

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Support Ukraine

Thank you for your generosity!

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You can still make a difference!


Dear MCC members and friends around the world:

Last week, we put out a plea for MCCers and friends to donate funds to support LGBTQI+ people (and their families) who are fleeing Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. We are supporting our partner organization, ACCEPT*, in Romania, as they are working around the clock to assist people who are fleeing Ukraine to avoid the violence currently devastating their homeland.

Thanks to you, together we have contributed nearly $13,000 USD so far!

If you haven’t yet donated and are able, please know that it is not too late. We are so heartened to receive the donations that are coming in every day. People who have never yet contributed to MCC are doing so now generously. As of this moment, over 60 people have given in amounts ranging from $10 – $1,000 USD. Thank you for this outpouring of solidarity and generosity. Every donation counts and has an impact where it is desperately needed.

As you know, queer folx and those living with HIV/AIDS are particularly vulnerable right now (and in Eastern Europe, generally), and MCC is in solidarity with them as they seek safety. In fact, we know that they are us.

It takes roughly $1000 USD to assist one refugee across the border to a safe location for them to await further help. Often, this initial border crossing is only to a transit location before they are able to move on to more stable and safe locations.

We know you are praying with us for a swift and peaceful resolution to this conflict, and for those who are experiencing life-threatening realities every hour of the day. We urge you to back up your prayers with tangible support, as much and in as many ways as you are able. 

If you would like to contribute financially to MCC’s efforts, in partnership with ACCEPT, there are a variety of ways in which you can do so:


If you are in the US and are able to donate by credit/debit card, please visit: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/mccdisasterrelief

If you would like to donate via PayPal, please visit: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=XGFV7SCBL7ARQ

If you would like to transfer funds electronically, from anywhere in the world, here are the relevant banking details:

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-90-54
Account #: 00150202
Account Name: Overseas Projects       (UFMCC UK Project)
IBAN: GB14LOYD30905404391875
BIC: LOYDGB21090


MCC will cover all costs associated with the administration of this fundraising campaign so that 100% of your donations will directly benefit the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine, and their extended families.

Thank you for your compassion and your generosity.


ACCEPTACCEPT is the first non-governmental human rights organization in Romania to defend and promote LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights. ACCEPT is working with partner organizations in Moldova, Ukraine, and other neighboring countries. They are establishing new relationships with other countries in Europe who are receiving refugees.