Rostov-on-the-Don, June 10, 2022
On June 6–7, 2022, as part of the activities of the Orthodox Humanitarian Mission, the fifth installment of humanitarian aid was delivered to the Rostov region for the refugees and war-stricken people of the Donbass, reports Patriarchia.ru
The humanitarian cargo weighing more than 10 tons was accompanied by Archpriest Alexander Soldatenkov, rector of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ—the main church serving the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and Chairman of the Board of the St. Spiridon of Tremethius Center and coordinator of the Orthodox Humanitarian Mission, Pavel Karpukhin.
Hygienic and medicinal products, foodstuffs and spiritual literature (the Gospel, the Soldiers’ Prayer Book, and others) were delivered to hospitals. The members of the delegation talked with the servicemen who are being treated in the hospital.
Food products (buckwheat, flour, rice, sugar, pasta, and sweets), clothing, shoes, hygiene products and Orthodox literature were handed over to the Union of Youth and Volunteers of the Don, who will package individual humanitarian kits to be delivered to the affected residents of Mariupol.
The delegation ended their stay with a visit to a temporary accommodation facility for refugees in the Neklinov district of the Rostov region. Baked goods, sweets, clothes, shoes, and children's literature were delivered to the facilities for refugee families.
A master class on painting was organized for children under the guidance of an experienced artist. Young artists depicted the St. Nicholas Church in the Sviatogorsk Dormition Lavra. The aspiring young artists warmly requested that their paintings be given to His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill.
On May 26, a charity concert entitled, “Love will warm the World” was held at the concert hall adjoining the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. The event was organized by the St. Spiridon Center and a children's theater group. Funds collected through ticket sales were used to purchase the recently delivered humanitarian aid.