Kentucky church raises $145,000 from bake sale for Ukraine
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A Ukrainian church in Kentucky has raised around $145,000 from a bake sale it put on to help Ukrainians displaced by Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine Christian Headlines (CH) reports.
The Ukrainian Pentecostal Church of Nicholasville held the sale on 19 March, at a time when millions of Ukrainians had already been displaced.
The Kentucky church is made up primarily of Ukrainians and of congregants with family back in Ukraine, CH reports. In a statement to The Christian Post, bake sale organizer Victor Selepina said he was astounded at the amount of money the congregation was able to raise. “[I] never anticipated to have so many people come out and to raise that amount of money,” he shared.
Selepina explained that everyone in the church, from the children to the elderly took part in preparing the sale. “It takes a lot of people to do it. We [have] anyone from like 13-year-olds to about 90 that just did their part, baking a batch of cookies, and that’s how it came together,” he said.
“Our community has been absolutely wonderful,” Selepina continued. “And we’ve been very, very, very blessed with a community that we live in, and also the opportunities that this country has given us at one point that we can now organize such events.”
The money raised will be given to churches in Ukraine that are associated with the Nicholasville, CH reports. The local churches will buy food and supplies for those displaced in the ongoing war.
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