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The 73rd Maritime Special Purpose Center

The 73rd Special Forces Maritime Center is a military intelligence unit structurally part of the Ukrainian Special Operations Force. Scuba divers-spacecraft specialize in diversion work on water and under water. In addition to special assignments on the water, scouts of the 73rd Center carry out operations on land. Since 2014, scouts of the 73rd Maritime Special Purpose Center have been tasked in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (now the Joint Forces Operation). At this time, they continue to carry out their tasks. Although the Ukrainian government has been providing somewhat for their active forces, a large need for medical supplies and support for this group still remains.

Maksym, 5-years-old, Needs Your Help 

Five year old Maksym Atamaniuk from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine will undergo a “Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery” on March 16. Although born at 30 weeks, weighing 1320 g (2,910 lbs.), he is developing well, regardless of heart problems and spasticity to his lower extremities which incapacitated his ability to walk. Today after intensive therapy and care in Ukraine, Maksym walks with the help of special crutches, however to make greater strides he needs this surgery, which is not performed in Ukraine nor Europe.

After careful review of his case, specialists at “Children's Hospital St. Louis, Missouri” feel that Maksym is the ideal candidate for this and expect the following improvements: spasticity will be permanently reduced, sitting and standing postures will improve, transitions between postures will be easier and faster, balance and level of comfort will improve, and expect that Maksym will be able to walk independently, however may need a device for long distances. He will require orthopedic surgery for both calf muscles to achieve the best possible outcomes, which will be performed at this facility by Dr. Dobbs via percutaneous lengthening.

The cost of this phase of treatment, for a duration of one month  is $56,036, which includes both, the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and Orthopedic surgeries – hospital and physicians’ fees, post-operative therapy services and includes a bracing and equipment deposit. Тhese funds have been collected by the family, with aid from Parishioners and Sisterhood of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Trenton, NJ and United Ukrainian American Relief Committee.

UUARC is appealing to the Ukrainian American Community to help this family with ongoing medical and therapy expenses, medications, orthopedic devices, their stay and living expenses in the US and airline tickets. All collections are 100% designated to Maksym’s surgeries, on-going treatment and related expenses.  Funds will be given to the parents. All donations to UUARC are 100% tax-deductible and will be reported in public media.

If you would like to donate, kindly send your check to UUARC, 1206 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19111, designated in memo ‘Maksym’ or click here to donate online.

ЗУАДК вітає голову Центру Військового Капелянства, настоятеля Гарнізонного Храму Святих, Владику Степана Суса з нагоди його інтронізації.

Директор Філіялу Злученого Українського Американського Допомогового Комітету, Віра Принько, урочисто вітає від імені Президента та Екзекутиви ЗУАДК-у владику Степана з нагоди його інтронізації 12-го січня 2020 р. Ця подія відбулася після Богослужіння в Патріаршому соборі.  Владика передав д-ру Ларисі Кий вдячність за співпрацю ЗУАДК-ом. 





Нововисвячений Преосвященний Владика Степан Сус з директоркою Філіялу ЗУАДК-у в Києві

Bishop Stepan Sus with director of Filial UUARC, Kyiv, Ukraine


UUARC congratulates Head of the Military Chaplaincy Center and rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul of the UGCC, Bishop Stepan Sus, on his enthronement to Curial Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Major Archeparchy of Kiev–Galicia, Ukraine and Titular Bishop of Zygris


Оn January 12, 2020, at the enthronement of Bishop Stepan Sus, which took place after the Divine Service at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Kyiv, director of United Ukrainian American Relief Committee Filial, Vira Prynko, formally congratulated Bishop Stepan from UUARC’s President and Board of Directors.  Bishop Stepan Sus conveyed his gratitude to Dr. Kyj for UUARC’s continued cooperation and aid to Ukrainian soldiers. 

“Фондові Брайля” - Fund Braille

ЗУАДК вручив $1,000 гуманітарної допомоги “Фондові Брайля”, Львівський територіальний фонд соціального захисту і реабілітації сліпих, у Львові, який був використаний для людей з вадами зору.   


UUARC gifted “Fund Braille”, Lviv territorial foundation of the social support and rehabilitation of the blind people, $1,000, $500 in November and $500 in December. The following are their ‘Thank you’ letters and reports about the usage of these funds:

Recent Container of Aid to  Ukraine/Допомога Контейнером для України

December 21, 2019 UUARC volunteers loaded a 40’ container with much needed supplies to Ukraine. 

Included in the load were: Stryker 1288 camera controller w/camera head & copier, Stryker SDC Ultra Image Capture and Sony LMD-2450MD LCD 24” Monitor with Power Supply for the Bilocerkovsk Military Hospital; 22 boxes of medical supplies, 117 boxes of adult disposable briefs, underpads, 134 military cots/stretchers for OOC medical units, Portable dental x-ray unit, Narkovet DRE-2 veterinarian animal anesthesia unit, clothing , shoes, linens, some furniture, toys, etc.

A very special ‘THANK YOU’ to the many volunteers who devoted their time and muscles to this much appreciated and needed cause.

The following container will be going out in the next two months, if you are interested in helping, please call or send us an email with your contact information. 

21 грудня 2019 р. волонтери ЗУАДК-у завантажили 40-футовий контейнер з дуже потрібними предметами для України.

До складу навантаження входили: Stryker 1288 камера для ендоскопа, SStryker SDC Ultra Image Capture апарат для захоплення зображення  підчас ендоскопії та Sony LMD-2450MD LCD 24-дюймовий монітор для Білоцерківського військового госпіталю; 22 пачки медичного витратного матеріялу, 117 пачок одноразових трусів для дорослих, пеленки, 134 військових розкладушок/ нош для медичних підрозділів ООС, портативний стоматологічний рентген, апарат Narkovet DRE-2 відділення для наркозу тварин ветеринарного наркоману, одяг, взуття, білизна, деякі меблі, іграшки,  тощо.

Особлива та Глибока “ПОДЯКА” нашим волонтерам, які присвятили свій час і сили цій  високо оціненій та потрібній справі.

Наступний контейнер вийде у найближчих двох місяцях, якщо ви зацікавлені нам допомогти, зателефонуйте або надішліть нам електронний лист зі своєю контактною інформацією.

UUARC Recognized as one of America's Best Charities

We are proud to announce UUARC is recognized as one America's Best Charities. America’s Best Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to nonprofit charitable organizations that have been independently reviewed annually and certified to meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness. Of more than 1 million charities operating in the United States today, fewer than 2,500 have been awarded this Seal.

ЗУАДК передає апарат штучної вентиляції

В грудні 2018 р. ЗУАДК передав на фронт командирові мотопіхотного батальи ону Юрієві Мадярові, апарат штучної
вентиляції легень „Drager Oxylog 1000 emergency ventilation dеvice with support frame and accessories, a two liter oxygen cylinder and a Drager pressure reducer.” Все закуплене в Німеччині.
На фотографії зліва направо: Олександр Поліщук, генерал-майор ЗСУ, Катерина Біла, дипломат МЗС, президент ЗУАДК-у д-р Лариса Кий, санітарний інструктор офіцер Олександра Коновець, командир мотопіхотного батальйону Юрій Мадяр, голова Філіялу ЗУАДК-у в Україні Віра Принько, доброволець Наталія Шевікова.

Help UUARC Help Mariam Morys!

For the past 6 years, Mariam Morys, who lives in a small village Ripchytsi, region Drohobich, in Ukraine, has been fighting with chronic glomerulonephritis, a disease that increases the risk of hypertension, leading to kidney failure. Please help UUARC raise the $70,000 needed for an urgent kidney transplant that is crucial for Mariam's survival via GoFundMe. Click here to learn more and donate today!

Building Ukraine Together  

“Building Ukraine Together” (BUR) is a service project of Lviv Educational Foundation that develops responsible citizenship and trust among people through volunteering. It aims to unite Ukrainian youth around the principles of mutual aid and responsibility. The practical mission of BUR is to help Ukrainians in difficulty, affected by the current crises, rebuild their homes. Two cases that were supported by UUARC in 2018:


· Strengthened and covered the roof, insulated the walls, and replaced seven windows of the home of a wounded soldier (V.M.) who served in Luhansk and returned home to his two daughters, but cannot work and spends a lot of time in the hospital. 

· Installed an indoor bathroom for a volunteer soldier (V.R.) who served in the Donetsk oblast, and lives with his wife and two young sons.


UUARC plans to continue supporting this organization’s valuable program.

Стоматологічне обстеження дітей в інтернатах України  

Зa порадою Канадсько-Української Фундації „Стоматологічна Місія для Дітей в Інтернатах”,  ЗУАДК приступив до спонзорування стоматологічного обстеження дітей в інтернатах України. В червні цього року стоматологічні послуги отримали діти і доросла молодь з вадами розвитку віком 11-35 років (інтернат Тетерівка, Житомирської области). У 35 років життя такі особи переводяться у дорослий інтернат. У проєкті прийняло  участь 23 професійних людей: лікарі-cтоматологи, асистенти та координатор. Всього вони оглянули 83 особи. Зі 107 прийнятих пацієнтів: вставлено 140 пльомб, зроблено 39 видалень, проведено 18 профгігієн, переведено 18 консультацій та поліковано 8 каналів. Кошт такого проєкту в одному інтернаті виносить 1,000-2,000 дол.

Making a difference at Kremenets and Bachmut internats!

For the past 10 years, volunteer Roman Leskiw, visited the Kremenets Internat, in Kremenets, Ternopil oblast, and has befriended Director Volodymyr Myshko, whom he trusts and respects. During his many visits, Roman has helped the school with clothing, medical supplies and sports equipment and soccer, basket and volleyballs.


In 2015, director Myshko asked for help in securing funds to help him renovate the school gymnasium. With help from family, friends and UUARC, Roman was able to raise over $6,000. The money was turned over to UUARC and transferred to the school account. During the summer of 2016, he was able to renovate the entire gymnasium (excluding the floor). During the renovation process, we received photographs of progress. In September of 2016, Roman visited the school and saw the newly renovated gymnasium. Per UUARC request, Volodomyr Myshko turned over copies of all the receipts pertaining to the renovation of the gymnasium.


Early in 2017 Volodomyr Myshko asked Roman if it would be possible to secure funds, in order for him to complete a baseball field that his school started working on the previous year. Estimated cost to complete this project is around $5,000. 

Also, in the summer of 2016, Roman and his wife Stacy, hosted a sibling set from Donetsk. When these children returned home, lots of clothing was left behind and shipped to Pan Volodymyr Mysko at Kremenets. Roman was there during a baseball tournament. While Mysko said that their kids are poor and could use the clothing, he said that the children from Slovyansk (the team that was playing then at the time) had a greater need for the clothing He said ‘tam je bida’. The coaches from Slovyansk thanked him and asked for more help. Additional clothing was sent to Slovyansk.


In the meantime, Roman received a request from Bahmyt Internat if I could help with baseball equipment. Inventory was shipped, and the coach has sent photos of the equipment and children that will be utilizing this gear. They have asked for more help. This school took part in a Special Olympics event in L’viv Oblast (this leads us to believe that they have special needs kids). 


If you would like to help Roman with these school projects, kindly donate through UUARC, note ‘Kremenets’ or ‘Bachmut’. All funds will be transferred to the schools.  

UUARC Delivers Groceries for People with Disabilities Living in Nova Odessa/Bручення продуктових наборів для осіб з інвалідністю в Нова Одеса

In addition to providing meals to vulnerable populations in Mykolaiv, Lviv, and the village of Ponornytsia as a part of UUARC's Soup Kitchen program, UUARC delivered food packages for 86 people with disabilities living in the city of Nova Odessa.


В рамках проекту Голодна Kухня, крім надання обідів вразливим верствам населення у Миколаєві, Львові, смт Понорниця (Чернігівська обл.), ЗУАДК почергово вручає продуктові набори інвалідам м.Нова Одеса та інвалідам району. В м.Нова Одеса і в Новоодеському районі їх є 86 осіб, які не можуть пересуватися самостійно.