Welcome to S.A.R.A.

Sharing America’s Resources Abroad

Our Mission:

To offer medical assistance to improve the well-being of poor people around the world.

SARA (Sharing America’s Resources Abroad) is a non-profit organization incorporated in Ohio. It is an ecumenical ministry affiliated with the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ. SARA distributes medical supplies, equipment and expertise throughout the world. SARA believes that by helping people to help themselves, and by giving them a boost towards self-sufficiency, the world will become a better place.

Resources to accomplish SARA’s mission come from volunteer participation and charitable donations provided by health-care providers, religious organizations, businesses, not-for-profit corporations and concerned individuals. SARA is particularly interested in working with other not-for-profit organizations who are seeking to serve others in the same way.

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Together we make all the difference

Updates, 01/23/2023

Good morning dear SARA family and friends, We give thanks to God every day for your continued support . The Ukraine emergency fund is still open for further gifts. The total amount raised since the war began has exceeded $100,000. SARA's finance committee diligently transferred most of these gifts to our Executive Director, The

January 23rd, 2023|

Our dear Pediatric surgeon

The following is an except about one of SARA's favorite surgeons, Dr. Akos Kiss Since 2005, he has been going to Transcarpathia to operate and perform reconstructive surgeries on children born with developmental disorders. If it is still not possible to operate on the sick child in the Münkacsi hospital, he goes to the

September 15th, 2022|

Heartland Gathering

September 22 and 23, 2022 Come one, come all, to the Annual Gathering of the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ, at the Westerville Community, United Church of Christ.(north of Columbus, OH) SARA will be there with the big red board, Jeannie and Lana will be visible in their RED letter t-shirts

September 15th, 2022|


AN EDITORIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT: Everyday in my email box, I receive the news from Jerusalem. It keeps me updated of the news in the world as it relates to the lives of the Jewish Nation. One of the headlines read"....the backbone of Jewish efforts in Ukraine." The article posted the sites, the new

September 10th, 2022|

Keeping you Posted: Ukraine

Sometimes it feels like we don't say "thank you" enough simply because we don't reply quickly. So many of our friends around the world, in churches and service organizations, are generous in their contributions to SARA's Emergency Fund for Ukraine. We are grateful for your support of time, money and plain hard work. Sixteen

July 11th, 2022|

St. Michael’s, Rat, Transcarpathia, Ukraine

Over the years, many years, our ecumenical Director, Lana Sakash and her husband and their many friends, have supported St. Michaels' Home in Rat(mark over the "a"), Transcarpathia. Lana was encouraged by our Founder to work with Bishop Antal Majnel, in Munkacs/Mukachevo, Transcarpathia, Ukraine. Family homes were built for children who have been abandoned,

June 29th, 2022|


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