You can help in the relief efforts by donating luggage (new or gently used) that will be used to take medical and other items needed for humanitarian aid to those in Ukraine. The Ukrainian church has individuals who will transport the supplies on LOT Polish Airlines which is allowing up to ten bags to be checked at no charge by people with a Ukrainian passport flying into Poland. The luggage will remain in Ukraine.
LCC’s headquarters in Northbrook is going to be the point of collection. Please email LCC at LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org or call John at (224) 373-0083 if you have luggage to donate and to coordinate drop-off times.
Tim Hetzner, LCC President / CEO, Presents Your Donations to the Ukrainian Church – Palatine, Illinois
From Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, June 12, the Ukrainian Church in Palatine held its annual Palatine Ukraine Festival, featuring two days filled with entertainment, music, and dance. Attendees enjoyed traditional Ukrainian food, and various Ukrainian gifts and crafts.
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"To all those involved in helping Ukraine, may the Lord richly bless you!” Pastor Oleg Schewtschenko
SELCU Pastors Serving Ukrainians
The humanitarian needs continue at an alarming rate in Ukraine. Even though the conflict does not occupy the focus of the American public media, it is very real for Ukrainians.
Working through LCC staff member for Ukraine relief Rev. Larry Myers, the pastors and laity of the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine (SELCU) continue to put forth outstanding efforts in proclaiming the truth of the Gospel while also caring for the physical needs of their brothers and sisters.
Oleg Schewtschenko (SELCU pastor)
“Many refugees left their homes without taking even the bare necessities with them. But now, in the conditions of war, it is practically impossible to fulfill one's own needs on one's own. Honestly, there is not enough money even for food, not to mention clothes and shoes. We thank and convey gratitude from the people who are in serious need today. To all those involved in helping Ukraine, may the Lord richly bless you!”
Worship Service in the Village of Polyanetskoye
Worship service in the village of Polyanetskoye, located about 200 km (124 mi) north of Odessa, after which people could receive humanitarian aid and food packages. Many Ukrainians have become refugees by force.