UOC of the USA Provides Emergency Aid to Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in close cooperation with Ukraine’s Charitable Organization (located in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine) that provides care for Zaluchia Orphanage and upon the request of Mariupol House for Elderly as well for the purpose of caring for the Avdiivka (Eastern Ukraine), wounded and refugees, recently provided emergency monetary donation in the amount of about $10,000.
Upon the approval of the Consistory of the UOC of the USA, the funds were recently delivered to Zaluchia Orphanage for the purpose of remodeling two large rooms that provide housing for about 20 children with major mental and physical disabilities. By providing financial assistance, the old rooms were fully remodeled and repainted by the local Ivano-Franskivsk volunteers and new furniture was delivered and installed.
Moreover, the financial assistance was offered to Mariupol Elderly House for the needs of obtaining new washers and dryers. In addition, St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Society of the UOC of the USA provided additional funding for the purchase of generators to the recently destroyed residents, military families and refugees following Avdiivka bombing in Easter Ukraine.
Also, the Church provided additional funding to a young man who grew up in Znamianka (Kropyvnytsky region) Orphanage and since lives in Kyiv. Recently he underwent serious medical treatment and is in need of additional major medical procedures.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Antony, His Eminence Archbishop-Elect Daniel delivered the financial Aid on behalf of the Church and St. Andrew's Society of the UOC of the USA, and met with the representatives of the Elderly Center of Mariupol and transferred funds to Zaluchia Orphanage Remodeling Project.