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Secaucus Community Center, Clifton church collecting donations to help those in Ukraine

People at the Secaucus Community Center and Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Clifton are collecting medical supplies, baby diapers and hygiene products to help those in Ukraine, while the country is under fire by Russian attacks.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2022, 10:18 AM

Updated 842 days ago

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People at the Secaucus Community Center and Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Clifton are collecting medical supplies, baby diapers and hygiene products to help those in Ukraine, while the country is under fire by Russian attacks.    
Pavlina Zavorotnyaya is from Odessa and still has family living there.
"It means the world to all people in Ukraine.Because every day when I am talking to them and I am asking them what can we do to help ... they definitely need these essentials," says Zavorotnyaya.
Boxes are also piled high at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Clifton. Truckloads of donations have already been sent overseas this week, and more are on their way.
"So far, approximately 800 boxes. I don't know how many in pounds, but we are trying to collect as much as we can,” says Pastor Rev. Oleksii Holchuck.
Holchuck has family still living in Ukraine. He fought on the front lines against Russian troops in 2014. He’s now pushing back in a different way.
"I want to fight, and I will fight in my field as a priest,” says Holchuck. “I want to support our defenders as much as I can, and I will do this and will continue to do this for all of my life."
If you would like to help, you can drop off donations at the community center in Secaucus and the church in Clifton.


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