NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Several faith-based groups are coming together on Monday to help Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker hosted a forum to announce a new campaign, which will help raise resources to aid the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Alongside the mayor at this conference were the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Connecticut Faith Leaders Collaborative, and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

“We need our nation to open the doors […] with as much support as our communities can bring,” said Mayor Bronin.

Russian forces have recently intensified attacks on eastern Ukraine, and have bombarded the Ukraine city of Sievierodonetsk. Officials believe they are attempting to capture an industrial area called Donbas.

New reports show that nearly 100 people are being killed per day in Ukraine, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling for more weapons to defend the country.

President Biden has condemned Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and has been traveling across Europe in the last several months to unite world leaders on the crisis.

More details about the campaign are expected to be released soon. According to city officials, it will run from May 23 to June 23.