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    UOC of USA raises $2.2 million to help Ukraine

    As of June 14, 2022, the Orthodox Church of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarchate) has raised $2,195,472 for charity aid to Ukraine.

    That’s according to the church’s website.

    Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA took several proactive steps to facilitate the most necessary logistical support for the people and nation of Ukraine. Thousands of people and community leaders visited the Spiritual Center of the Church in South Bound Brook, NJ, making material and financial donations in support of the suffering, displaced and wounded people of Ukraine.

    Parishes of the UOC of the USA from across the United States of America followed the lead of the National Spiritual Headquarters and began to collect and ship medical, logistical, and food supplies to the people of Ukraine.

    “We are truly blessed by the examples of the dedicated clergy and laity of the Church who tirelessly commit themselves to the SERVICE in the Name of Christ. To all of them – we offer our most sincere gratitude and prayers for the continued success of their charitable efforts,” the statement reads.

    As of June 14, 2022, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA received $2,195,472.92 in donations for the Charitable Aid to Ukraine.

    The church has already released $685,947.31 in order to support various humanitarian projects in Ukraine, Poland and Turkey.

    The above-mentioned amount includes the sponsorship of the following programs:

    Logistical Shipment of humanitarian aid (food, clothing, hygiene items, medical supplies, bedding) donated by the public.

    Financial contribution has been made to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the amount of $100,000 in order to facilitate the most necessary humanitarian aid in places where the devastating attacks of the enemy destroyed the infrastructure and life: cities of Bucha and Irpin

    Provided financial assistance with the shipment of the Humanitarian Aid via Turkey, in the amount of $20,000

    Purchased and delivered various medical supplies, such us: trauma first-aid kits, syringes, feeding tubes, intubation kits, respiratory equipment, surgical equipment, and various over-the-counter medications, in the amount of $30,000

    Provided financial support for the purchases of water and food items in Kharkiv region, in the amount of $75,000

    Financed the purchase of 27 medical vehicles for the mobile military units and field hospitals in the amount of $240,000

    Financed the purchase and shipment of over 11,000 Pascha season baskets and supplies for the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, through the close cooperation with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, in the amount of $65,000

    Financed the purchase of mobile washers and dryers for the refugee centers in the amount of $10,000 to be used in various cities across Ukraine

    Provided support for Mariupol refugees in the amount of $75,000

    Provided financial support for Donbas region refugees, in the amount of $25,000

    Financed the Summer Camp for Children of 100 wounded soldiers in Turkey, in the amount of $20,000

    Provided funding for the purchase of mobile heating units for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the amount of $25,000

    Through its Metropolia oriented programs and individual parish projects, the UOC of the USA has physically transported tons of logistical supplies to the people both within Ukraine and displaced in its neighboring countries.

    Having collected over $2.1 million, the UOC of the USA continues to finance logistical medical and food deliveries in various parts of Ukraine.

    Please, visit the UOC of the USA’s website for the most recent updates on our humanitarian efforts and CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE CHURCH IN ITS MISSION TO HELP THE PEOPLE AND NATION OF UKRAINE!

     

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