We had a wonderful opportunity today to welcome our Ukrainian newcomers to Raleigh-Durham!

June 5, 2022
Olena Kozlova-Pates

We had a wonderful opportunity today to welcome our Ukrainian newcomers to Raleigh-Durham!

Huge thanks to Ukrainian Association of North Carolina for reserving a shelter at Falls Lake for all of us to meet and greet and for organizing this meeting, to Red Kalyna for sharing their beautiful music with our gromada and to all of you who provided awesome treats!

Many thanks to Scott Phillips, NC State Refugee Coordinator, for offering guidance and advice to our Ukrainian refugees, MG Guerra for donating 15 $100 Target gift cards to our refugees, Robert 'Crabs' Crabtree for donating boxes and boxes of toiletries, hygiene items and other very needed supplies for our refugees, Andriy Rudenko and Viktoria  Rudenko for donating grocery store gift cards and a bicycle to our refugees, Janis Anderson Mosteller and Mike for donating bedding for our refugees and others who brought donations of personal items, clothing and shoes for our refugees!

Thank you to so many sponsors and hosts who joined us today - thank you all for being such wonderful supporters of our Ukrainian newcomers! Huge thanks to Welcome House Raleigh and Retake for joining us today!


You've got questions and we have the answers

Who are Ukrainians in the Carolinas?

We are a network of volunteers throughout the Carolinas dedicated to assisting the people of Ukraine and promoting Ukrainian culture in the Carolinas. Our network has been operational in the Triangle for the last 8 years, ever since Russia invaded Ukraine. We have been collecting and shipping medical supplies to Ukraine, helping refugees, wounded warriors, families of perished Ukrainian heroes and orphans. We have hosted numerous cultural events and advocated for assistance to Ukraine. Since February 24, 2022, when Russia started its new phase of war in Ukraine, we have become an even stronger and larger group and welcome your support. We have media coverage, politicians’ attention, but most importantly - everybody’s willingness to help Ukraine’s brave military and citizens. We already shipped several containers of medical supplies, so generously donated to us by local supporters of Ukraine and of freedom. We also provided localized support to various cities throughout Ukraine where there was a great need for food and medical supplies.

What is your status? Are you an officially recognized charitable organization?

We are a NC charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 88-2029754

Where can I send my monetary donation?

You can write a check to Ukrainians in the Carolinas or PayPal or Zelle your donation to

Can I donate clothing or other goods?

At the moment, the border is overwhelmed with various humanitarian supplies from European nations, so we are focusing our efforts on securing and shipping medical supplies only.

What else can I do to help in supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion?

Spread the word! Contact your elected representatives and ask them to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, expedite legislation to allow Ukrainian refugees into US, and secure humanitarian corridors into sieged Ukrainian cities.

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Assistance to refugees / допомога переселенцям