While traveling to Poland to visit the children of the Znamynka Orphanage who are currently residing in Poland due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, was able to purchase several ambulances to be delivered to the military and the hospitals throughout Ukraine.
The procurement of ambulances was made possible due to the generous donation of $25,000 from the California Association to Aid Ukraine. The UOC of the USA is working in cooperation with this organization which was founded in the early 1990’s by Ukrainian-Americans, to ship humanitarian relief aid to Ukraine. The CAAUkraine organization has partnered with numerous groups throughout the USA, Ukraine and from around the world in order to leverage combined resources and efficiently deliver aid to those in need.
The purchased ambulances in Poland, where they were blessed by Archbishop Daniel, have already arrived in Kyiv and presented for distribution by His Beatitude Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. From the St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, they will be taken to areas throughout the country where they will be utilized to save lives.
Photos by Deacon Andrii Sydor