Now more than ever, Ukraine's freedom is held close and dear to the hearts of Ukrainians. As the existential threat grows larger from Russia, we are reminded how fragile our true existence truly is. Over 100 attended the event at St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Church which included prayer, singing the national anthem of Ukraine along with a minute of silence and reverence for all those that have lost their lives for Ukraine.
Chrystya Geremesz, UAST Webmaster and Board Member reviewed links and call to action items that we all should do to show support and commitment for Ukraine. (Visit www.uast.org) Following, she shared drawings for Ukraine sent in by art students from Temple, Texas High School. Select prayers were read from postcards created by students of John Paul II HS in Plano.
Finally, Refugee Services of Texas spoke to the group on ways they are helping Ukrainians in the DFW area who have arrived recently due to the war. St Sophia Sisterhood donated their time to make the varenyky and serve the meals while UAST covered all the expenses which netted $1,000 that will be donated to Ukraine!