Our council is raising funds to bring much needed shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing and religious goods to displaced communities in Poland and western Ukraine. Donate today
A local connection to a far away country
Ukraine may be thousands of miles from St Isaac Jogues’ parish, but one doesn’t have to look far to find someone with ties to the country. Frank Yanni, a long-time Knight and one of the founders of our council, is one such person. Frank’s grandson Andrew met, and later married, Olga, a Ukranian woman he met while working in Prague. The couple eventually came to the U.S. and stayed with Frank for over a year. They now live with their daughter Milana in Rochester, NY, a city with a thriving Ukrainian community.
Knowing of Frank’s family ties to Ukraine, friends of Frank spontaneously started sending him charitable contributions. In the end, donations exceeded $5,000 and were wired overseas and paid the entire cost of a surgery for a Ukrainian baby. The surgery was a success and baby fully recovered after being transported post-op to a children’s hospital in Brussels.
You too can make a difference
Whether or not you have a personal connection to someone from Ukraine, your financial support can go a long way in providing relief to those affected by the humanitarian crisis brought on by the war. If you’ve been thinking about donating to this cause, please consider using the link above to do so.