As the world-wide community continues to watch in horror the images of brutal destruction of infrastructure of Ukraine and the violation of human rights and the slaughter of innocent people by the actions of the Russian Federation against the people and nation of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA continues to offer basic humanitarian support to those in need.
Due to the generosity of the clergy, faithful and friends of the UOC of the USA, the Church was able to raise over 1.9 million US dollars in support of the basic needs of survival of the people of Ukraine.
Most recently, the Church delivered additional eight emergency medical vehicles in support of the needs of Ukrainian hospitals. These vehicles, in addition to those that were directly provided by the parishes of the UOC of the USA - espesially by St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Silver Spriong, MD (Fr. Volodymyr Stelaic - pastor), were purchased in Germany, Italy, Poland and delivered to St. Michael’s Monastery of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Kyiv. His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine blessed the eight emergency vehicles on Tuesday – May 3, 2022 and delivered them to Bucha and Irpin regions of Kyiv District for the purposes of medical hospitals in the area.
In addition to those ambulances, ten minivan automobiles were purchased by the UOC of the USA and adopted for medical purposes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Most recently, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel traveled to Krakow, Poland in order to oversee the purchase of the adopted emergency vehicles and due to the cooperation with local charities and volunteers from Ukraine, delivered the most necessary medical supplies and vehicles to Ukraine.