A Houston-based multifamily owner and manager is helping come to the aid of children impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war. Venterra Realty, which owns 19,000 multifamily units in 13 cities in the Southeast, has contributed $75,000 to Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization.
Venterra donated $50,000 to the cause and matched additional donations by employees dollar for dollar, helping bring the total contribution to over $75,000. The donation will help support Save the Children’s work in helping children who may be caught in the middle of the armed conflict, forced to flee their homes, and exposed to injury, weather, and adverse weather in Ukraine and the surrounding region.
“As a company that provides housing options for families, the thought of this many people suddenly being without a home, food, or security is hard for us to imagine. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected,” said Venterra CEO John Foresi.
Save the Children, which has been working in Ukraine since the start of the escalating conflict in 2014, is scaling its operations to support children and families who have been affected, distributing critical emergency supplies and establishing safe spaces for children when possible. Staff and volunteers also are providing food, water, and hygiene kits to refugees arriving at the Romania-Ukraine border and in reception centers.
“We are very grateful for the outpouring of care and concern about this crisis by Venterra team members. The response was clearly represented in the number of generous contributions our employees made to raise funds for Save the Children. While we cannot deliver help personally, we trust this donation will support those who are already on the ground delivering aid to children and families directly impacted by this devastating conflict,” added chairman Andrew Stewart.