Faith Mission and the Washington County Ministerial Association are working together to provide assistance to the people of Ukraine.
Faith Mission CEO J.D. Young said the organization has received requests from several people interested in contributing to the Ukraine relief effort. Recently, they learned that a Brenham resident, Bill Rigsby, has traveled to Ukraine to personally provide assistance by buying supplies and driving them across the border.
Donations through Faith Mission’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Humanitarian Relief Fund will support Rigsby and his nonprofit, KnowableTruth, in his efforts. Donations can be made at Bank of Brenham, Brenham National Bank or Citizens State Bank.
Rigsby also shares stories and photos of current events in Ukraine through blog posts. The blog is available at www.knowabletruth.com, and can also be accessed through Faith Mission’s website, www.faithmission.us.
Washington County Ministerial Association President Calvin Kossie said this is a great opportunity to help in the relief effort and “encourage a local man willing to make this extraordinary commitment.”
During Rigsby’s time in Ukraine, he has developed relationships with many individuals and church groups, including Lika Roman, former Miss Ukraine and a charity worker. They have arranged for her to come to Brenham in late May to share their story of Ukraine. The free event is currently planned for the evening of May 26th at The Barnhill Center.