Lehigh Valley church buildings, companies unite to assist Ukraine

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. – Lehigh Valley church buildings and companies proceed to unite to assist Ukraine.

“All my and my husband’s household are all in Ukraine,” mentioned Olha Kravchenko, who’s married to the priest at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton.

The church is promoting t-shirts and candles, and amassing financial donations, for Ukraine.

“We all know a variety of volunteers over in Ukraine and they’re sending a listing of essentially the most wanted issues which they can’t discover throughout Europe as a result of all the things is offered out already and out of inventory,” mentioned Kravchenko.

In Allentown, Polish American Residents Society is partnering with New World Affiliation of Emigrants from Jap Europe on a number of drives. The subsequent ones are Sunday from 1 to three p.m. and Monday from 6 to eight p.m.

Child formulation, bottles, diapers, bathroom paper and extra will likely be shipped to Poland, after which pushed to Ukraine.

That is additionally what’s occurring with the non-perishable meals, hygiene objects and medical provides collected by greater than a dozen native congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Church in Northampton selling t-shirts and candles, and collecting monetary donations, for Ukraine

This previous weekend, volunteers met in Whitehall, Pottstown and Studying to pack all of the containers, totaling greater than 9,000 kilos.

In Bethlehem, Black Forest Deli and Catering says it is promoting knitted blue and yellow collectibles for $20 and donating the income.

Constancy Financial institution is accepting donations for Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in Easton and Saint Vladimir Ukrainian Church in Scranton, that are each sending the cash to pastors serving to abroad.

“We’re simply attempting to do what we are able to do and to help our individuals to assist our nation not solely survive, however win this battle,” mentioned Kravchenko.

The phrases “Pray for Ukraine” are on a banner hanging exterior of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton.

Church buildings of various denominations have been holding prayer companies.

A number of teams have organized a prayer vigil at Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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