Winter Rescue Appeal

Help protect families from the challenges and dangers of winter

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64% of people living in Bulgaria experience Heating Poverty in winter

As the cold winter deepens, parents across Eastern Europe anxiously ask themselves, 'How are we going to make it through the winter?' Many are forced to choose between heating their homes or feeding their children. 

There are hundreds of thousands who are unemployed, on a pension, handicapped, receiving low wages, and all of whom are unable to cover their food and heating costs. 

Winter can be the toughest time of year for people struggling with poverty. It is very cold in many of our field countries. In Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, winter temperatures average at -4C (25F) to 4C (39F), but can drop as low as -30C. In the Transylvania region of Romania, temperatures drop to -9.6C (14.7F) and reach a maximum average of 3C (37.4F).

Broken roofs, windows, and draughty walls make children prone to sickness and families can't afford to pay for medicine. You can help these children, families, the elderly and the homeless today.

Mission Without Border’s Operation Winter Rescue Appeal provides firewood, briquettes and warm winter clothing to those who could not afford it, helping to protect vulnerable people over the freezing winter season. Our aim is warm hearts this winter, as people’s dread of winter is allayed by our love and practical help.


helps deliver food to a family


helps deliver coats and boots to a family


helps deliver a load of firewood to a family



You can help people survive this winter

Every gift you give to help keep people warm this winter is essential. This year we are helping families survive by providing:

  • Nutritious food
  • Warm clothing & shoes
  • Shelter
  • Blankets
  • Firewood
It is our hope that no matter how cold it gets outside, there will be warm hearts this winter as people encounter God’s love and care for them in the midst of the toughest time of year.

Join us in warming homes and hearts in Eastern Europe by donating to Operation Winter Rescue.

Please give towards warming homes this winter.




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