Federation in the News: MassLive.com 3/18/22

Western Massachusetts businesses, churches and people step up to support Ukraine; tens of thousands in cash and tons of supplies donated

by Patrick Johnson & Jim Kinney
Local relief efforts for Ukraine
Nora Gorenstein is the Interim executive director of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. The Jewish Federations of North America and local Federations have raised $28.5 million in just two weeks to help secure the Jewish community of Ukraine and others facing wartime difficulties. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

SPRINGFIELD — Churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals across Western Massachusetts are responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by helping out in any way they can.

Donations of clothing, medical supplies, food and cash are being collected across the region to aid as the Russian invasion stretches into its fourth week.