Diocese of Zaporozhye sends 28 tons of Humanitarian Aid to Donbass

Zaporozhye (the Ukraine), July 22, 2014

    

On July 20, with the blessing of Archbishop Luke of Zaporozhye and Melitopol 28 tons of humanitarian aid were collected, packed and loaded on the territory of Holy Protection Cathedral in the city of Zaporozhye, reports the diocese’s website.

Sloviansk residents and refugees accommodated at the Svyatogorsk Lavra will receive cereal, pasta, vegetables, canned food, canned fish, bakery goods and candy, flour, sugar, sunflower oil and mineral water as well as clothes collected by priests and parishioners of the churches in the Zaporozhye Diocese.

All humanitarian aid has been purchased with parishioners’ own means within the framework of the all-diocesan collection of funds and all items necessary for the residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.

The fundraising and collection of all items necessary for residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions are still going on.

According to official data, over 4,000 refugees from the Antiterrorist Operation Zone are accommodated in Zaporozhye.

On the initiative of the Zaporozhye Diocese, 45 containers have been installed in 36 shops and shopping centres of Zaporozhye since July 10 in order to raise funds for the refugees.

Pravoslavie.ru

7/22/2014

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