This is a brief update on the humanitarian and soldier relief work done in the past year since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. The relief work is an initiative of several groups of people: Saint Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Church (New Haven) parishioners, the parish council of the Knights of Columbus, the Ukrainian American Veteran’s Post 33, Ukrainian Women’s League, Choate Rosemary Hall, the University of New Haven’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and the various KofC councils, the Columbiettes, the Order of Malta of Southeast Connecticut, and parishes, congregations and synagogues. All of the many, many, many friends –new and old who prudently, diligently and sacrificially gave of their time, talent and treasure to be of assistance. Our work is also in collaboration with Father Roman Manulak and his team in Ukraine.
In raw numbers we have accomplished the following:
- Cartons shipped: 7,406 pieces with the weight of 119,757 pounds
- A total value of $5,652,639.00 (approx.)
There is more being planned in the coming weeks to respond to the needs of the people enduring the war and related fallout. We need to collect children’s items, dried foods, underwear for men and women, and certain medical equipment. Stay tuned for a forthcoming announcement on the collection and packing/shipping dates.