Bishops of the UOC of the USA Requests Donations for Those that are Affected by the Floods in Western Ukraine
"Seeing the face of Christ in others is a primary responsibility of all Christians. The Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA kindly requests prayers for the people of Western Ukraine, who recently suffered from major flood destruction.
At the Metropolia Center of our Church we know well the strength of major floods and the damage they can cause. In the past, the spiritual headquarters of the UOC of the USA as well as several parishes of the US Eastern Seaboard experienced major flooding due to powerful storms and consequences. A few years ago, almost every building of the Metropolia Center in South Bound Brook, NJ sustained damages following the impact of the natural disaster.
That is why various parishes of the Church across the country have already offered assistance to those in need in our ancestral Ukraine. We are most grateful to the members of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Society, one of the Central Organizations of the UOC of the USA, for the initial $25,000 grant to assist the victims of the flood. The Society is challenging the membership of the UOC of the USA to match their grant in contributing whatever amount possible to the relief effort.
As the hierarchs of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, desirous of embracing the responsibility to care for those in need, we encourage our clergy and faithful to consider providing immediate assistance to the Special Relief Fund that our Church has established in order to provide assistance to numerous individuals who lost their homes, property, church buildings and community centers – to aid the victims of extremely destructive flooding in Western Ukraine.
Please, help us to bring peace, mercy, justice and love to a hurting world. Please consider contributing generously to the 2020 UA Flood Relief Fund, sponsored by our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Your gift makes a world of difference!"
Please, use the link below to make your online contributions or make checks payable and mailed to:
UOC of the USA
PO Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ