Baptist Resource Network churches are invited to participate in a Winter Drive to benefit Ukrainian refugees who fled from their homes this past summer because of the war in their homeland. Churches have two opportunities to give:

Backpack with Winter Supplies:

Each participant at the 2022 Accelerate Conference, held October 4 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, will receive a backpack, which can be filled with the following items:

  • hats
  • gloves/mittens
  • scarfs
  • socks
  • other winter items

Love Offering for Purchasing Coats:

To help the refugees transition into winter, the BRN also will take up a love offering at our Accelerate Conference dinner to assist in purchasing coats for Ukrainians forced out of their homes. The BRN will send the donations to its partners on the ground ministering to displaced Ukrainians. At the Accelerate Conference dinner, Ukrainian worship leaders, Sasha & Vita Livantsov of Voices of Ukraine, will lead a special time of worship.

Collection Sites:

Filled backpacks can be delivered to the following churches across Pennsylvania/South Jersey:

  • Bloomsburg SBC (Chuck Chamberlain, 570-441-3353, 108 Welliver Dr)
  • Bux-Mont Baptist Church (Charles Blachford, 215-672-8335, 309 W County Line Rd)
  • Catalyst Church, Altoona (Mike Blackie, 814-207-5723, 1331 12th Ave, Ste 103)
  • East Shore Baptist Church, Harrisburg (Gary Mills, 717-439-0688, 6721 Jonestown Rd)
  • First Baptist Church of Clarion (Jason Hunter, 814-221-5187, 649 Main St)
  • Harvest Church, Kittanning (Fred Neal Jr., 724-664-9962, 143 Reed Rd)
  • Rolling Hills Church, Verona (Greg Drayer, 724-882-9180, 120 Gernert Dr)
  • SOAR Church, Woodbine, N.J. (Tom Dawson, 856-498-8048, 1324 Dehirsch Ave)
  • Winfield Baptist Church (Corey Mitchell, 570-939-5423, 330 State Rte 304)


The deadline to bring backpacks to a collection site is Sunday, November 6. BRN Disaster Relief volunteers will pick up the supplies on November 7-9 and will bring them back to the Hub in Harrisburg for processing.

Downloadable Promotional Postcard:

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Downloadable Promotional Slide:

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Feel free to donate to BRN’s Winter Relief efforts here.