UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA– CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS – May 2016
As this year’s Lenten journey came to conclusion and we all have entered into the glorious Pascha celebrations, the joy of peace and comfort is not truly felt in the hearts of so many people of Donetsk and Mariupol regions of Ukraine.
Prior to the beginning of this year’s Lenten journey, St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society and the Consistory Office of Christian Charity collected and delivered the necessary aid to the numerous refugees, wounded soldiers and displaced families with children.
So far the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA was able to distribute about $260,000 in aid due to the kindness and generosity of the faithful and clergy of the Church.
The most recent donation was transferred to the MERCY HOUSE for the Elderly individuals. Recent e-mail note and photos reflect the appreciation for the donation: “Bishop Daniel passed to us, residents of this shelter (where a number of elderly and sick individuals as well as refugees with children reside), a generous donation to buy food items. Because of this donation our MERCY HOUSE was able to obtain cows, chicken, pigs, etc. We are so grateful for your kindness and mercy…”
With the monetary donation, the residents were treated to nutritious meals as well as the necessary livestock was purchased. Moreover, the contribution of the Church assisted the children in need with schools supplies, etc.
The Consistory Offices of the Church offer sincerest gratitude to every person, organization and parish community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora for their sincere and generous donations that were received and continue to be delivered in order to provided additional assistance to those in need. God’s blessing be with each one of you!