Western New York UGC church raises money to send medical supplies to Ukraine military

2018/3/26 10:40:56

“It’s a conflict that’s ongoing so it’s no longer news that people are dying in Ukraine because of this invasion,” said Dianna Derhak, a Ukrainian community leader. “That’s very sad so we as a community have stepped up to kind of keep supporting the people who have been injured.”


By Callan Gray, WIVB-TV News 4 Reporter, Mar 26, 2018

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Western New Yorkers continue to send medical supplies to Ukraine as the conflict continues with Russia.

 

Members of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Cheektowaga sold pierogis on Sunday. [Note: The Ukrainian Orthodox church hosted the event but all the Ukrainian Churches in Western New York and Ukrainian organizations worked together to make this event a success.]

 

They hoped to raise $7,000 to pay shipping costs for those supplies. They’ve already sent $20 million worth of high grade surgical supplies to Ukraine to help injured soldiers on the battle field.

 

Organizers tell us many Western New Yorkers have family members directly affected by the conflict.

 

“It’s a conflict that’s ongoing so it’s no longer news that people are dying in Ukraine because of this invasion,” said Dianna Derhak*, a Ukrainian community leader. “That’s very sad so we as a community have stepped up to kind of keep supporting the people who have been injured.”

 

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http://wivb.com/2018/03/26/wny-commun ... ical-supplies-to-ukraine/

 

*Editor’s Note: Derhak lived and worked in Ukraine for many years and has been a dedicated supporter of Ukrainian projects since her departure.

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