Chicago, IL: March 1st, 2022 - For Immediate Release

RUF’s Ukrainian Peace Fund Raises $100,000

The Ukrainian Peace Fund launched by Romanian United Fund and the Embassy of Romania to the United States has successfully raised over $100,000 since launching 72 hours ago. The target amount has now been increased to $200,000 and may soon be raised to $500,000.

The humanitarian relief fund is being raised for the benefit of refugees from Ukraine arriving in Romania. The funds will be used to purchase food, clothing, medicine, and hygiene items, and to provide shelter, heating, and necessary equipment, as well as psychological, educational, and asylum support to Ukrainian refugees.

100% of the funds will be transparently granted to up to three non-profit organizations in Romania that are actively engaged in the crisis area and have shown a significant long-term commitment to the relief efforts. We are working closely with these organizations on the ground to identify medium and long-term needs and allocate these funds in the best way possible.

"These are tragic times when we have to think about Ukrainian children, women, and men, who have no choice but to flee from war and terror. Romania offers humanitarian assistance and is ready to face the humanitarian consequences generated by this unwanted conflict.” - Ambassador Andrei Muraru.

β€œOur hearts go to all refugees of Ukraine who need food, shelter, and medicine. We are all proud to support the Romanian organizations that work tirelessly to help the Ukrainian refugees who come to our country.β€œ - Mihai Lehene, President of RUF.

In raising these funds, we count on and we are thankful for the support of The Consulate General of Romania to Chicago, The Federation of Romanian American Organizations (FORA), Romanian Cultural Institute, RePatriot, the Founding Members of FORA, and many other organizations and individuals that have made this fundraiser so successful.

Donations can be made by accessing the following links:
On RUF’s website:
On Facebook:
On Instagram:
By Check, Bank Transfer, Paypal:

Romanian United Fund is a 501c3 International Charity Organization, registered in the state of Illinois, and a member of FORA, the Federation of Romanian American Organizations. Since its inception, RUF has raised 1.4M dollars and financed over 40 projects in Romania and in the diaspora. RUF has a 100% pass-through model, which means every dollar donated is granted to one of our partner organizations. Our partners are well-established organizations, we track their expenditures and our finances are audited by an independent organization. Learn more about RUF at

RUF - Romanian United Foundation


RUF is a 100% pass-through fundraising platform. We help diaspora & local nonprofits in Romania access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. We do this by connecting NGOs, donors & volunteers from all over the world