УПЦ США Надала Допомогу Військовим Медичним Частинам Збройних Сил України
As we pass the 100th day of an unprovoked war against the sovereign and peace-loving nation of Ukraine, her people continue to suffer and die in unprecedented numbers. As the Russians wreak havoc on the countryside, demolishing churches, businesses, historic monuments, and homes, leaving destruction and desolation behind, the people of Ukraine fight on, stalwartly trying to hold on to their lives, their identity, and their land.
Refugees, mostly mothers with children, have fled the country, and continue to bring awareness of the dire situation back home. In the meantime, Internally Displaced People, those who were forced to flee their homes, and yet remain within the borders of Ukraine, watch as the Russian army continues to pillage, destroy, murder throughout their villages and cities.
The Black Sea has been blockaded, paralyzing supply lines from the south, and making the lines from the west even more crucial, as many people find themselves starving and dying of injuries that otherwise would be curable, if medical supplies and avenues of transportation to hospitals were available.
Even in this seemingly dire situation, God works through His people, and shines a light in the darkness. With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and the Diaspora, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA, delivered funds to be utilized to ease the hardships in Ukraine. Through the generous donations of the faithful of the Church, supplies of food have been purchased and are being delivered to the IDPs and others who find themselves in need of assistance. Vehicles have been procured to be used in the war-torn areas to deliver food and medical supplies.
Additionally, a number of ambulances have been purchased and delivered to Ukraine to help save the lives of those who are injured and need immediate medical care. These Chariots of Hope have been furnished with the necessary medical devices and supplies to provide emergency help.
Today, His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy, Primate of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, blessed the newly delivered fleet of ambulances, before they were transferred to the military units, including the French Volunteer International Legion, to fulfill the mission of saving lives on the battlefield, and beyond. Emblazoned with the logos of the OCU and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, these Chariots of Hope will travel to the darkest most war-torn regions of the nation, to bring light, hope and salvation to those struggling to survive against the Russian onslaught.
Thank you to all those who have donated and contributed to this initiative, for by doing so you follows Christ’s teachings of love, mercy, and self-sacrifice.
As the war wages on, please consider joining the forces of good by donating generously to the UOC of the USA fund set aside to assist Ukraine. It is thanks to your generosity that the Church is able to provide these crucial supplies and save lives, while it continues to pray and save souls.
The national Spiritual Center – Metropolia continues to coordinate financial donations and their distributions via various ministries in Ukraine. Having collected over 2.1 million dollars, the UOC of the USA continues to finance logistical medical and food deliveries in various parts of Ukraine.
Please, visit our web site for the most recent updates on our humanitarian efforts and CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US IN OUR MISSION TO HELP THE PEOPLE AND NATION OF UKRAINE!
Photos by Deacon Andrii Sydor