Christian Challenge for Ukraine refugees

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People in the Capital Region continue to open up their hearts and wallets to help people in Ukraine.

Two months ago the Diocesan Investment and Loan Trust in Albany donated $50,000. At the same time, it challenged parishes in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese and other faith-based groups in the Capital Region to take part in a Christian challenge.

“I wasn’t surprised by the swift response. I was very surprised and so grateful that the amount of the response,” said Father David LeFort

As of May 11, the diocese has received more than $200,000 in donations.

The Diocesan Investment and Loan Trust is matching those donations up to $50,000.

In total, nearly $305,000 will be used to help provide shelter, hot meals and transportation for Ukrainian refugees.