Odesa Eparchy of UOC offers help to evacuated residents of Kherson region
Victims of flooding in the Kherson region will be sheltered in Odesa monasteries and churches of the UOC.
The Odesa Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has announced its readiness to provide aid to residents of the Kherson region, affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, reports the eparchy’s press service.
"In our churches and monasteries, we will set up temporary shelters for all those affected by the flooding," the statement reads.
Residents of the Kherson region who need help can contact the hotline of the Odesa Eparchy +380936150820 (messengers Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram work).
"People will now travel from Kherson to Mykolaiv, from Mykolaiv to Odesa," said Archdeacon Andrei Palchuk, a cleric of the eparchy. “Let's tell them as much as possible that they are welcomed in Odesa and that we will be able to accommodate them in our monasteries. We will do everything to help the victims of this terrible disaster.”
The Eparchy of Odessa also called on everyone who wants to help the evacuees to join its initiative.
"Together we will do so much more! We are waiting for everyone who can and wants to make this world a kinder place!" the message stresses.
As the UOJ wrote, UOC spokesman Archpriest Mykola Danilevych called to help the priests and laity affected by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.