Our Church is a Slavic Pentecostal Church and many of our members came from Ukraine and/or have friends and family in Ukraine. Our hearts break for our own brothers and sisters with the terrible war that has broke out. We feel it on our hearts to reach out and provide help.
A small team from our church is currently overseas in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees directly. We have created a fundraiser in order to support our team and provide funds to supply refugees with food, clothing and medications. If it's on your heart to support and donate, click the donate click below to go to our fundraiser page.
Below are some photos from our team of what the conditions are like for the refugees and how they're helping.
At this time, our church is only collecting financial aid to help out at the Poland/Ukraine border. If you'd like to give other means of donations, our neighboring church, Bethany Slavic Church, is collecting donations to send overseas. The list below is a guide as to what kind of donations they're looking for and need.
Cereals, pasta, and canned food, other non-perishable items like noodles, soups, dry potatoes, sugar, flour, rice, different kind of grains, vegetable/corn/ olive oil, cereal, dry milk, tea, coffee, cocoa.
*Please ensure the expiration date is at least six months before the product's expiration.
Personal hygiene products:
soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, diapers, feminine hygiene products (pads /tampons), wet wipes (antiseptic and baby wipes), briefs for adults
Combs, underwear for women, men, and children, towels.
** Underwear must be new and unused
socks (new, packaged/unopened), batteries, candles, flashlights. - cot, carimate sleeping pad, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows. - children's, women's and men's clothes that are practical & warm.
Shoes- children's, women's and men's, comfortable, casual, & practical.
clothes and shoes must be in the best possible and proper condition, suitable for use, clean, and undamaged.
**The batteries must be new, according to the expiration date. Flashlights are working. In addition, first aid medical supplies like band-aids, antibiotic ointment, topical pain relievers, ace wraps, dressings for wounds, etc., will be appreciated."
Address of the reception point:
Bethany Slavic Church
864 Dawn Ave Ephrata PA 17522
Responsible for shipping the container:
Victor Dariychuk (717) 598-6695.
Please contact Victor before dropping items off at the church. If you are part of a large company or organization, please consider collecting all donated items and then dropping them off together.
To visit their webpage for more details, click the button below.