It has become a daily routine for the clergy and volunteers of Kostyantynivka, Donbas region of Ukraine, to receive inquiries and requests for charitable assistance from hundreds and thousands of refugees of Dondas area.
Just one day of support: 300,000 hryvnias ($10,000) of logistical items offered to the members of the Ukrainian armed forces… Another $10,000 pay for about 500 food boxes/bags (10-15 kilograms each) for hundreds of people standing in lines, trying to receive basic logistical aid and food items. Portable sun batteries, clothing items, uniforms and shoes – purchased weekly for the defenders of Ukrainian lives on the battlefields of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA took upon herself the immense responsibility to offer charitable assistance to the people and the nation of Ukraine. The clergy and faithful of the UOC of the USA tirelessly make efforts to collect funds and tangible goods that can be shipped to Ukraine, providing the most necessary humanitarian aid to the residents of the destroyed cities and towns, wounded soldiers and their loved ones, families of the fallen.
The ministry of Love of the Church is visible through the purchase of numerous medical and logistical vehicles that provide support to the field hospitals of the Ukrainian Armed forces, defending the precious lives of people throughout Ukraine.
Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Mariupol, Irpin, Dnipro, Sumy, Kostantynivka, Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Yavoriv – just a few cities that daily receive tangible assistance from the UOC of the USA via weekly transfer of funds to Ukraine.
The images that accompany this article, show the faces of people trying to feed their children and care for the elderly.
The images show the facial expressions of Ukrainian military personnel, grateful for the medical and logistical support they receive from the faithful of the Church.
The images you see, show the tireless work and dedication of the hierarchs, clergy and volunteers of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, who together with the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - SERVE in the Name of Christ.