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Rusyn Humanitarian Fund

We are committed to providing humanitarian aid where needed in the Rusyn homeland. Due to the current political situation, that place is the Transcarpathian Region (Zakarpatska Oblast) of Ukraine, where there is an incredible need for medical supplies.

The Society spearheaded a major campaign to make America aware of the devastating floods in the Transcarpathian Region a few years ago which affected more than 100 villages, leaving 18 dead and thousands homeless.

The organization worked with the Red Cross and many churches in the U.S. and Europe to secure emergency aid for the region, then established a program with Brother's Brother, a non-profit international aid organization based in Pittsburgh, PA..

Since then we have established an ongoing program of sending medical supplies, as well as some clothing, to economically devastated Transcarpathia in partnership with Brother's Brother. The Society tries to send at least two major shipments each year.

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Donation goal

100%
Goal:
$100.00
Collected:
$100.00

Rusyn Homeland Fund

The Carpatho-Rusyn Society, through its Rusyn Homeland Fund supported by donations from its members, has provided financial support to:

  • help the Rusyn newspaper in Slovakia continue publishing;
  • provide an exhibit of Rusyn history and cultural life in Slovakia at the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia;
  • provide maps of the Rusyn settlement in east central Europe for distribution on Slovakia to educate Rusyns there about their heritage;
  • support a Rusyn choir in Ukraine which preserves ancient Rusyn folk songs;
  • keep the Museum of Lemko Culture in Zyndranova, Poland running;
  • provide educational programs in Rusyn villages in Slovakia and Ukraine
  • support 12 Rusyn schools in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, where children learn Rusyn language and culture

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Donation goal

100%
Goal:
$100.00
Collected:
$100.00

Carpatho-Rusyn Society

915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929
412-567-3077
www.c-rs.org

The Carpatho-Rusyn Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to manifesting Carpatho-Rusyn culture in the United States and supporting Rusyn culture in the Homeland in east central Europe. It works to educate Rusyns and non-Rusyns about Rusyn culture and history, and to support the development of Rusyn culture on both sides of the Atlantic. As a membership organization, it boasts over 1,800 members worldwide who support the organization's work through their annual contributions of dues as well as voluntary contributions to funds that support Rusyn cultural development abroad as well as humanitarian aid for Rusyn communities in Europe.

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