Thanks to generous community support, the Granville Relief Project has met its goal by raising more than $40,000 for relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine.
“Whether in our backyard or across the globe, when we see injustice, we cannot just stand on the sidelines like so many others are. Thank you for standing with the people of Ukraine.” — Granville Homes President/CEO Darius Assemi
The final tally of $40,188 was achieved via local individual and business donations matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 by Granville Homes.
“Our business has been blessed with success, which is in no small part due to the support of our homeowners and trade partners. It is their support, and the support of our community, that allows us to give back to those in need. And today, that need lies with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine,” said Granville Homes President and CEO Darius Assemi, who is the publisher of GV Wire.
“Times of conflict can show us the worst of humanity, but they also serve as a reminder that we are one world and one people. Whether in our backyard or across the globe, when we see injustice, we cannot just stand on the sidelines like so many others are. Thank you for standing with the people of Ukraine.”
Assemi also thanked Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno and Fresno City Councilman Mike Karbassi for calling attention to Ukrainian refugee needs and helping to make the project a success.
Donation Has a ‘Real Impact,’ Says Mercy Corps Official
The Granville Relief Project partnered with Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian aid organization, to help the Ukrainians, who are fighting for their lives and their country against the invading Russians.
More than 10 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes since the war began on Feb. 24, according to the United Nations. Of that total, more than four million have left the country seeking safety.
“We have a long road ahead in terms of ramping up to the scale that is required for Ukraine,” said Mercy Corps High Impact Philanthropy Director Louisa Rahmani, “but the early and generous support from Granville Homes and partners in Fresno has made a real impact in just the first couple of weeks. It gives us all a lot of hope for what is possible, even in the worst of situations.”
The Granville Relief Project selected Mercy Corps as its partner because “we have worked with them in the past and we’re confident that they have the experience, infrastructure, and people in place to make an immediate difference,” Assemi said.