Welcome to the Official Website of Ukrainian Association of North Carolina.
The Ukrainian Association of North Carolina is united by the love of, an interest in and a desire to support an independent Ukraine, as well as a wish to preserve, develop and nurture Ukrainian cultural heritage and traditions as a distinctive contribution to the culture of North Carolina.
Persons of Ukrainian Ancestry in NC in numbers
The drive to collect funds for a Thermal Imaging Scope Monocular for the 17th Tank Battalion surpassed out expectations!
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to buy the Monocular (it was delivered a few weeks ago, see video below) and additional donated funds allowed us to buy a night vision binocular for soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard (former Donbass Battalion).
Last weekend volunteers from Kyiv travelled to Mariupul and delivered the binocular in person. The battalion rotates weekly between Mariupul and the front line in Shyrokino, and the binocular allows them to travel safely at night. They are very grateful for this vital instrument (see video below) and quote from Y. Polyakov’s Facebook:
“І знову радість! За фінансової підтримки української громади Північної Кароліни, друзів із Франції Валюші та Еріка Ріо, студентів та викладачів економічного факультету університету імені Тараса Шевченка придбано окуляри нічного бачення, які вже передані хлопцям на передову у Широкіно. Дякуємо усім, хто допомагає у такі складні часи!”
The need for life saving optical devices is still great, and we decided to continue our fund drive.
For donations of $20.00 or more you can receive a CD with patriotic songs about the Maidan and the war by Yurij Poliakov, a Ukrainian volunteer and song writer in Kyiv (sample song “Letter from a checkpoint”).
If you would like to receive a CD for your donation, click on Donate below and send an Email to Oksana Kharabora firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
If you prefer to make the donation by mail, please send a check, payable to
Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, to: Vasyl Bogdan, 1330 Park Glen Dr., Apt 301, Raleigh, NC 27610
and do not forget to ask for the CD.
Ukrainian soldiers are sincerely thankful for all your contributions!
|Funds collected for optical devices as of March 15, 2015: $5.500.00|