×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: george pataki | charity | refugees | housing | ukraine

George Pataki to Newsmax: Helping Ukraine Rebuild Amid Ongoing War

(Newsmax/"America Right Now")

By    |   Sunday, 10 April 2022 10:16 AM

The Governor George Pataki Leadership Center helped New York rebuild after 9/11 and now it is refocusing its efforts to help feed and rebuild Ukraine amid massive devastation by Russia's invasion.

"There's never been devastation like this," Pataki told Newsmax's "America Right Now" on Saturday. "After Sept. 11, lower Manhattan, ground zero was devastated, thousands of lives lost. It's nothing like this. Here you have millions – literally millions probably more than 10 million people now – who have had their homes destroyed, apartments destroyed, families torn apart.

"The devastation I don't think anybody's seen since World War II."

Pataki stressed the worldwide effort needs to focus on arming Ukraine to defend itself against Vladimir Putin's invasion, but Pataki said his foundation is going to get the repair going now.

"Certainly we need to help the Ukrainians win this war with more advanced weaponry, and that's the most important message, but at the same time what my team is doing is humanitarian aid, bringing in food, bringing housing."

Pataki's group is supplying shelter in the form of modular homes for Ukrainians who have had to flee war-torn communities but have been unable to get out of the country.

"We started taking 10 housing units into Bucha itself, the scene of that horrific war crime," Pataki told host Tom Basile. "The Ukrainian government wants to put these units up to show the world that they're coming back, and we're going to do everything in our power to help them do that."

The International Organization for Migration estimates more than 7.1 million Ukrainians have been displaced in the country, while more than 4.2 million refugees have left Ukraine since the invasion began Feb. 24, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

"Everyone knows about the refugees in Poland and Hungary and Moldova, but there were over six million displaced people in Ukraine itself, who can't get across that border," Pataki told Basile. "So what we're doing is taking its supplies, food medicine, and now we're building houses."

Pataki added his foundation has delivered 70 tons of food.

"And just on Monday, we built the first of 20 housing units to take people from the floor of a factory into a unit," he continued. "They have heat, light, and comfort. So there's a lot to be done.

"You don't see any western aid agencies inside Ukraine itself. So we're going to keep going back and looking to do more to help the these really, really, poor, suffering people who have gotten such little help."

Note: See Newsmax TV now carried in more than 100 million U.S. homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Frontier Ch. 115, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox cable, Suddenlink Ch. 102, Mediacom Ch. 277, AT&T TV Ch 349, FUBO and major OTT platforms like Roku, YouTube, Xumo, Pluto and most smart TV's including Samsung+, Sony, LG, Vizio and more – Find All Systems that Carry Newsmax – Click Here

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsmax-Tv
The Governor George Pataki Leadership Center helped New York rebuild after 9/11 and now it is refocusing its efforts to help feed and rebuild Ukraine amid massive devastation by Russia's invasion.
george pataki, charity, refugees, housing, ukraine
507
2022-16-10
Sunday, 10 April 2022 10:16 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved