Over the past few months, the faithful had responded with contributions totaling nearly $20,000 to aid their brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the stricken regions of Ukraine who lost their homes and almost all personal belongings during the flooding. Acting on behalf of the faithful of the Church, His Grace monitored the distribution of the above mentioned funds.
During the fist week of November, His Grace Bishop Daniel visited the sites of the most damaging devastation. The bishop addressed several groups of people who gathered to greet him on the streets of their towns and villages. He had an opportunity to personally witness the devastation while visiting private homes of people who suffered from many illnesses and became helpless victims of the natural disaster. In each case His Grace attentively listened to personal accounts of people as they shared their loss with him wiping the tears of their eyes and with much difficulty was able to assist some of the most severely suffering people.