UOC church in Mariupol help people affected by shelling
30 people, including two children, have been killed in shelling in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday, more than a hundred wounded and many people left the part of the city being attacked.
Priest Mykhail Krasulin, rector of the church of St. Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in Mariupol appealed to residents and offered to help.
"Just in the first hours after the shelling at our church authorities deployed two military tents, where people can come to warm themselves, have a tea and some food, to get blankets, and other things.
"We that in case of shelling recurrence volunteers and people staying in the tent will be able to hide in our church, "- said fr. Mykhail.
"St. Volodymyr's church is open around the clock. Who needs help, who is scared, who is alone, can come to us.In many houses windows are broken, the apartments are cold, so we invite people to stay in the church. The priests are here".