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Working through Protopresbyter Kostyantyn Kuzyetzov of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, with the blessing of Metropolitan Antony, Prime Hierarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora, Archbishop Daniel, Ruling Hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the UOC of the USA and Consistory President, has been instrumental in providing much needed supplies to those who are suffering.
Daily, people gather and line up to accept donations of supplies they otherwise would go without. Mothers with infants are given much needed diapers, baby formula, and other goods for young children. The elderly stock up on pickled and canned goods, bags of pasta, rice, and warm coats. Everyone gets supplies of soaps, shampoos, cleaning products, and priceless bottles of water.
If there is a need, a way is found to fill it as best as possible during a war, with supply lines being in shambles and goods hard to come by. A woman broke down in tears when she was handed a portable stove with fuel. Her home had been without electricity for months, and her family was surviving on dried scraps and cold canned goods. Something so simple as a hotplate gave this woman renewed hope as she once again felt human and was able to prepare a hot meal for her children.