As a nonprofit foundation, Mountain Seed Foundation is a direct response to the growing number of young people affected by war and conflicts.
As the unjustified war on Ukraine continues, we are hearing more discussion about the impending mental health crisis that will deeply impact this generation of Ukrainians. When the full-scale invasion occurred last February, there was a huge influx of humanitarian assistance pouring into Ukraine. Mountain Seed heeded this call as well, but we also kept our long-term focus on developing and honing our mental health programs.
Following the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, millions of families – mostly women and children – were forced to flee their homes and their country for an unknown period of time. Millions are still displaced. Along with the trauma of watching their country and communities being destroyed, the majority of Ukrainians have also faced the difficult ongoing separation of their family units – as women and children were permitted to flee while the men they love have stayed behind to fight.
As we approach the one year mark of the invasion of Ukraine, we are faced with the hard truth that there is no end in sight. The human cost of this war will not be known for years, but for now, we can measure the damage in the number of internally displaced families and refugees, in the growing number of families without electricity and heat during this brutal winter, and in the disturbing images of destruction that we all see on the news.
Mountain Seed Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN 87-1017090. Donations are tax deductible.