BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, Mo. — A St. Louis nonprofit that gives help to people who find themselves unhoused or low-income purchased its first dwelling for refugees from Ukraine.
The New Life Evangelistic Heart hopes it is the primary of 100 houses for individuals who’ve fled the nation since Russian forces first invaded in late February.
“My spouse is Ukrainian, so it is private to me,” mentioned Chris Aaron Rice on Saturday throughout a information convention to announce the plan. “However past that, we simply see the disaster that this isn’t only for Ukraine however your entire world.” Rice is the grandson of Larry Rice, who based the nonprofit within the Seventies.
Households would dwell within the dwelling lease free for six months. After that interval, the households could be charged an inexpensive lease.
Most of the houses nonetheless want work to make them move-in prepared. Organizers are searching for volunteers to do renovation work and donations to maintain this system working.
The charity already has an analogous program that helps homeless households, so increasing this system wasn’t a problem in response to leaders.