UOC (MP) sent 40 tons of aid to LPR
Four trucks of humanitarian aid totaling about 6,000 sets, weighing almost 40 tons, were delivered to the diocesan centers of Luhansk and Rovenky (areas controlled by the so-called Luhansk People's Republic) on August 1, 2018, as part of the Mission of Mercy and Reconciliation project of the Synodal Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate for social and humanitarian affairs, implemented with the support of the International Charitable Organization Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, a humanitarian organization of Protestant churches in Germany, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the UOC.
“Already in the coming days, assistance in the form of food and hygiene kits will be provided to socially vulnerable citizens: low-income families, large families, single seniors, disabled people, orphans and other needy people of the East,” said project coordinator Oleksiy Kovalchuk.
The cost of the cargo dispatched amounted to UAH 2,424,673.32, the weight of assistance is 39,404 kg, in the amount of 5,868 units of food and hygiene kits.
According to the clergy of the Luhansk and Donetsk dioceses of the UOC (MP), many peaceful civilians affected by the war need help.
“We receive very a warm reaction from the beneficiaries: thanks for remembering and caring about them. Many note that humanitarian assistance is always well-organized, note the high-quality composition of the sets and their convenient box packaging,” priests of these dioceses comment.