UOC priest and volunteers save more than 725 children from shelling

Assistance to refugees. Photo: Andrei Pinchuk’s Facebook

Refugees are housed in the premises of a local school in the village of Volosske, Dniprovskiy district.

Archpriest Andrei Pinchuk, a cleric of the Dnipropetrovsk Eparchy, together with a team of like-minded people, saved more than 725 children from shelling. 

The priest spoke about another humanitarian trip on March 11, 2022, on his Facebook page.

"The family-type orphanage was taken out of Kharkiv today. They themselves are from a village near Kharkiv. They have been sitting in a cellar and hiding since the beginning of the war. Among the children is a wheelchaired boy with cerebral palsy. We've been in touch for more than a week. And this is our third attempt to pick them up. Today, finally, the guys-volunteers took the family from the village to the outskirts of Kharkiv, where we picked them up. The brave woman took 4 more children from the same orphanage with her. And all in all, they are now a foster dad and a mum and 15 children," wrote Fr Andrei Pinchuk.

In Kharkiv, another 10 children from the same orphanage managed to be rescued from the shelling that day.

"The children are from 5 months to 16 years old. Here we took them in without an escort," the priest added.

The refugees are being housed in a shelter on the premises of a local school in the village of Volosske, Dniprovsky district. The "Pomogayem" (“Help”) charitable foundation opened the shelter with the assistance of local authorities. Andrei is the director of the shelter. 

Here, refugees are offered regular meals, showers, and places to sleep, as well as psychological and medical assistance. The refugees are also provided support in planning their future activities and movements.

Refugees from Dnipro and the region can be received if they contact the shelter's round-the-clock hotline: 0800-300-229 (free of charge from phones of any Ukrainian operators). You can come without calling.

Address: Volosske village, Dneprovskiy district, 42 Naberezhnaya Street.


As reported, the Chernivtsi and Bukovyna Eparchy sent 210 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the victims.

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