The scheduled volunteer session on Saturday, March 25th, has been cancelled. A shipment was sent off today.
Tomorrow, there is a bi-lingual Divine Liturgy at the Church at 9:00 a.m. for the feast of the Annunciation of Mary, the Mother of God.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28th (5-7pm) has been added to the schedule.
Hope that you can make this date. Sorry for the short notice.
We are in great need of white tube socks and dried soups.
We will be meeting this week for the collection of donations and for volunteering on the following dates:
- Tuesday, March 21st, 5-7 pm
- Thursday, March 23rd, 5-8pm
- Saturday, March 25th, 8-11 am
Secondary to a confirmed date to fill the 3 cars this Thursday, this add on date is needed. We will need 10 volunteers that day. On Tuesday, March 21st, we will continue packing and getting ready for Thursday.
If anyone has extra fabric bags, i.e., Target bags, please bring them to the sessions so they can be used for packing supplies.
Doctors United for Ukraine (DU4U) charity organization from Yale has planned a poetry and music event, “Darkness to Light.”
In collaboration with Marika Kuzma (musician) we are putting an event together on March 11th on Shevchenko’s birthday/death date at 7:30pm at Legacy Theatre in Branford.
Marika will put poetry and music together. Some of the poets will be: Kostenko, Lepky, Shevchenko, Symonenko, etc. this will be recited in English accompanied by music. Should be powerful and uplifting.
We would like to reach out to Ukrainian and American communities. All donations will go to the military hospitals, we need to purchase certain medical equipment for them. It’s very targeted help.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. We will be accepting donations.
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.
Special recognition and thanks to Mykola Blyzniuk and his wife Galynia. Mykola drives the truck on these frenetic shipping days. He sacrifices his entire day as we load the truck, exhibits incredible patience, and then makes the journey to the the shipping site in New Jersey (and returns!) Thank you Mykola!
On Saturday, February 11, a team of people prepared and loaded the truck headed to a port city in New Jersey. Special thanks to Choate Rosemary Hall and to the members of the SAE who devoted their day with us to aid the war efforts.
The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven is VERY grateful to those who volunteered last evening!
We achieved major progress toward Saturday’s goal. There is still work to be done; therefore, we will be meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 9, from 5-7 pm.
The targeted time for beginning Saturday’s work will be finalized tomorrow.
We will be meeting tonight (Feb. 7) from 5-7 pm to continue the work of packing and cataloguing the what goes in the boxes. Our challenge will be to check and tag the many pieces of durable medical equipment located both in the church hall and basement in preparation for Saturday’s trailer packing event (February 11th @ 8am)!
Depending on our achievements tonight, there may be a need for additional help this coming Thursday evening.
Yesterday, the volunteers found additional medical supplies which will also need to be packed.
The following are the current needs:
1. Dried, high protein souls and breakfast oatmeal. Stuff that you can add hot water, mix and eat. There’s a lot of nutritious foods available that are dried. Look for a good amount of protein.
2. NEW Mens underwear, tee shirts, and tube socks. NEW Men’s pajamas.
3. Diapers for children and for adults. Lots of wounded people.
4. For the wounded: sterile gauze, nitrile gloves, AND stuff that make up a first aid kit.
NEW online platform for donations: https://app.autobooks.co/pay/nhct-ua-ha-fund