Proceeds will go to Ukrainian refugees and relief for the ongoing war
JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Jessamine County community is coming together to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Pentecostal Church held its second bake sale on Saturday, with all proceeds going to war relief and refugees in Ukraine.
The bake sale queue passed through the door of the church for homemade traditional Ukrainian breads, pastries, cakes and cookies. Organizers say more than 100 women volunteered their time to help cook the food being sold, and people could use Venmo, CashApp or cash to donate. A lunch which also supported efforts in Ukraine was served.
Organizers say the event took the church several days to set up, and the whole church participated, saying it helps maintain the congregation’s bond with the person in conflict, especially for those in conflict. children.
“The majority of our people, I would say 99% or even 100% of the people in our church have relatives in Ukraine, even colleagues. But the grandchildren did not go to Ukraine. But by participating in something, they feel like they are contributing to it and maybe even getting to know it a little more,” said organizer Zoriana Selepina.
The church asks for continued prayer for the ongoing conflict.