On September 9, the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the UGCC ended a fundraising campaign on Facebook to help victims of floods in Western Ukraine. Six hundred fifty-nine donors from 14 countries and 28 American States donated $49,457.
“We almost reached the goal of raising $ 50,000. My heartfelt thanks to all the donors who supported this project, for their generosity and open heart to help those who are in need… God bless You!” goes a message on Facebook.
The Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC helps the Archeparchy of Philadelphia.
The official website of the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC has reported that employees of Archdiocesan Administration and representatives of Caritas of the Archdiocese with the blessing of Metropolitan Volodymyr Viytyshyn continue to provide support the persons who were affected the most by the floods in the Carpathian region.
Thus, recently, 13 families living in the villages of Spas, Sivka Kaluska and Nyzhny Strutyn received assistance in the form of construction materials.
As part of the disaster relief program, assistance will be sent to another 27 families in Mariyampil and Zavadka.
Previously, the Commission of the Archdiocesan Administration visited the farms affected by the flood in July to assess the damage. The extent of damage to property and the list of necessary construction materials were determined.
The Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC notes that the implementation of such a project was made possible thanks to the clergy and faithful of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia (USA) with the assistance of Metropolitan Borys Gudziak.