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.
Professor Timothy Snyder and Deputy Mayor of Kyiv Konstantin Usov will have a discussion moderated by Professor Marci Shore.
The panel is hosted by Ukraine House at Yale and sponsored by Jackson School of Global Affairs and the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center.
Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in the modern history of Central and Eastern Europe, and an ambassador for the UNITED24 platform initiated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Konstantin Usov is the Deputy Mayor of Kyiv who was in the capital during the invasion’s onset and was responsible for all transportation and evacuation of civilians in Kyiv’s vicinity, including Irpin and Bucha.
Marci Shore is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University, where she specializes in European cultural and intellectual history. Professor Shore is the author of The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution and The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism.
On Friday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. we will have a service of prayer (Moleben to the Mother of God and Panachyda) commemorating the Ukrainian War. Our Patriarch, His Beatitude, Sviatoslav declared February 24 as Day of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It is important we gather in prayer for those who have sacrificed their lives and those who experience the negative and disastrous effects of the War: physical, psychological and spiritual wounds, poverty, hunger, homelessness. Secure parking across the street from the Church.
St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Church
569 George Street
New Haven, CT