BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Small homemade pierogies made at the St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canton go a long way in helping the people of Ukraine.
“What we did was prepare food,” said John Wojtowycz, a church administrator. “There is strong support from the community, they wanted to do something to help.”
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Church volunteers have been doing the pierogies in recent days to raise money to send to the country which continues to suffer an invasion from Russia.
They’ve received hundreds of orders from community members and Wojtowycz says they’ve been overwhelmed.
“They just came and gave us a huge amount of orders, support to send money to україни, Ukraine,” he said.
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The church sells pierogies and other Ukrainian dishes every month as a fundraiser.
But right now, every dollar raised from the sale of the food goes to the church’s homeland.
The church has received so many orders that it cannot take any more until May, Wojtowycz said.
“It was such a warm feeling that you know people are standing by you, they’re standing by your side in solidarity with everything that’s going on,” he said. “They support you.”
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Visit the St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church Facebook page to find out when they will be taking more pierogi orders.