Grove Town church donates outfits, food stuff to Ukrainian refugees

GROVE Metropolis, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ukrainian refugee crisis has men and women from all around central Ohio doing the job to assistance.

Dozens of volunteers arrived collectively at the Grace Fellowship Center in Grove Metropolis to stack containers, sort garments and offer meals for Ukrainians fleeing from the Russian invasion of their homeland.

“We all have beloved types, family members associates, close friends — most of us have been in Ukraine,” Taras Yakhnitskiy, a member of Grace Evangelical Church, mentioned.

Yakhnitskiy’s church is manufactured up of a number of Ukrainian associates, and he stated each donation is precious to them.

It’s why they run these donations by means of local churches on the border of Ukraine in Poland to make guaranteed they get to these in need to have.

“Those centers and all those volunteers there are fundamentally jeopardizing their daily life and driving as considerably as they can in direction of the frontlines, toward the occupied zones, and in essence dropping these provides in need to the persons,” Yakhnitskiy explained.

And some of these volunteers even travel there in individual to help with the effort and hard work.

“These could acquire 7-10 days to get there, but if we have anyone there who’s type of accomplishing the operate and scheduling the ground, we know specifically wherever the assets are heading, it’s just likely to be extremely useful that way,” Ilona Denega, a volunteer and member of Slavic Bethel Church, stated.

And it’s not just teams in Grove Town, but also businesses at The Ohio Condition College who are encouraging refugees.

“The help that we’ve been seeing from Ohio Point out and the college students has been remarkable,” Diana Dumych, with the Ukrainian Culture of The Ohio State University, said.

The pupil corporation holds open up donations and info booths on campus, delivering pupils and college with strategies to aid those people in Ukraine.

“Every single working day, individuals are elevating cash, they’re going to rallies, and viewing that assist from absolutely everyone is just outstanding. It just truly usually means the globe,” Dumych said.

If you’d like to donate, you can stop by the Grace Fellowship Middle, found at 3223 Norton Road in Grove Town, at 10 a.m. Saturday or 1 p.m. Sunday.