St. Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church Raises $3,000 For Ukrainian Orphans Near Chernobyl

On December 18, while in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, Father Theophan, left, presented a check for $3,000 to his eminence Archbishop Daniel, hierarch of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. The funds were raised by Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos through this year’s sale of cookie boxes and all of the cookies were homemade by the people of the church. The funds are earmarked for the benefit of Ukrainian orphans in the regions surrounding Chernobyl, many of whom are still affected by the disaster that occurred 35 years ago there. Since the year 2000 the UOC of USA has been supporting three orphanages in the towns of Znamianka, Zaluchya, and Zhytomyr and hundreds of children that live there.  Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church would like to thank the people of Los Alamos for their generosity and enthusiasm for the annual cookie sales. It continues to grow and help those in need. Courtesy photo