PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union has made yet another generous donation to the Ukrainian National Association’s two newspapers, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly, giving each $12,500. The $25,000 donation was made on January 30 and will be noted in the Press Fund reports of both newspapers.
The credit union made a donation for that same amount to Svoboda and The Weekly in late December 2014. Editor-in-Chief Roma Hadzewycz commented that Self Reliance’s donations “have gone a long way toward helping the newspapers continue their mission of informing the world about Ukraine and Ukrainians, and keeping Ukrainian communities in touch with each other.”
Thanks to such donations, the complete archives of Svoboda and The Weekly were digitized, and the website of The Weekly was redesigned, giving it not only a new look but also a new functionality. A similar redesign is now planned for Svoboda’s online edition, making it even more attractive for Ukrainians around the globe.
The latest donation from Self Reliance New York was accompanied by a letter from President Bohdan Kurczak who wrote that the donation is meant to assist the further development of The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda. “We believe that thanks to the newspapers’ presentation of information and events via the Internet, devoted readers have been found not only in America, but throughout the world,” he noted.