Montclair Momentum

In Montclair, Protests, Calls For Peace, Efforts To Aid Victims Of Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

Over the last several days, Montclair residents, civic and faith leaders, business owners and others have been making their appeals for peace in Ukraine, making known their protest of Russia’s invasion and doing what they can to help those suffering through the attack.

As attacks on Ukraine increased and more residents fled the country, Councilman Peter Yacobellis started a Facebook fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees. Money raised goes to the International Rescue Committee.

Every $500 covers the cost of one mobile medical unit to be set up to treat refugees as they arrive in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. The mission of the Rescue Committee is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.