As Ukrainians across a globe celebrate the Day of National Unity, we are once again forced to fight for the national unity, independence and freedom of Ukraine.
For almost a year, since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA works closely with the clergy and parishes in Eastern Ukraine in order to provide life-saving logistical and nutritional supplies to the towns and communities that were ruined be Russian aggression.
Village of Kostyantynivka of Donbas region of Ukraine. Last night, the community registered 8 attempts by Russians to destroy the village. It is with the prayer on their lips and trust in God that the pastor of the local Ukrainian Orthodox parish Very Rev. Kostayntyn Kuznetsov with his wife Natalia and dedicated group of faithful continue to fulfill their Christian mission. Due to the close cooperation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the parish community in Kostyantynivka, the Humanitarian Aid of the UOC of the USA reaches hundreds and thousands of refugees in the area.
Most recently, the UOC of the USA Humanitarian Aid reached the Society of People with limited Vision. Hundreds of Shopping Bags of food were handed to those in need.
Individuals that were forced to relocate from Mariupol, Bahmut, Soledar, Toretsk, New York, Raisin and other destroyed towns, twice a week receive food boxes and supplies. Mothers with children receive the delivery of diapers and formulas.
Meanwhile, additional ambulances and logistical vehicles have been purchased by the UOC of the USA for the needs of the community hospitals that treat wounded soldiers and residents of the effected by war areas.
In his remarks, following the conversation with Fr. Kostyantyn via phone, Archbishop Daniel stated that “…we serve in the Name of the Lord our brethren in Ukraine. During the full-scale war unleashed by Russia, we continue to prove to the world that we are UNITED people, a single and big family that is defending the basic human rights of Ukrainian people. As long as we are together, we are strong and it is only when we are together that we can overcome the enemy of LIFE. Let light and love of Christ reign in the hearts of Ukrainians even in the darkest times!”
The national Spiritual Center – Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA continues to coordinate financial donations and their distributions via various ministries in Ukraine. Having collected almost 3 million dollars, the UOC of the USA continues to finance logistical medical and food deliveries in various parts of Ukraine.
Please consider donating to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church, and thereby aid Ukraine in her battle for freedom, as she defends the world from terror and unprovoked invasion.