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Operation Blessing Helping Moms and Kids Find Refuge from the Horrors of War: 'I'm so Grateful'

Randy Mancini 48 Apr 7

"The amazing thing is that we're set up as Operation Blessing, Orphan's Promise, CBN's family of ministries, across the Polish border. We have Orphan's Promise projects in Jashov, in Warsaw. We have centers that are able to receive refugees, house refugees. The numbers of people that we're able to help is increasing every day," Boom says.

She thanked CBN donors for making this aid effort possible. "Thank you so much for all of your support. It is incredible, and we would not be able to be here if it wasn't for you, so thank you."

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As millions of Ukrainians flee their homes in search of safety, CBN has spoken with many mothers who have crossed the border into Poland. Yana is the latest to share her story with us about escaping the violence and finding help from CBN's Operation Blessing.

"It was very scary in our village. Soldiers were already in our village, and that meant Russians were there, too. They started shooting. That's when I got really scared. I have two children, so I decided to take them and leave, for their sake. The shooting was so loud," Yana says.

As Yana and her children made the long journey to the Polish border, they saw staggering signs of violence within their country. 

"We passed Russian checkpoints, and in the field, you could see unexploded projectiles. We were driving and my son said, 'Mom, look, something is sticking out of the ground'," she recalls. 

When Yana's family reached the Polish border, they saw the Operation Blessing signs and team members ready to greet them. 

"Everyone was so polite. First they gave the kids and me food. Then they gave us something hot to drink. They gave us winter clothes, and took us to a tent to warm up," Yana says.

Thanks to the generosity of Operation Blessing partners, we're providing critical supplies, food, and shelter to refugees.  

"Thank you very much. From the bottom of my heart, with a pure heart, I'm so grateful. There are a lot of people like me, with kids, who come here without anything, and we don't know where we are going. We only know we have to escape the war. I don't know how to express it, so I just want to say thank you," Yana says.

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