On October 12, an accomplished, effective and respected institution in our midst celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding with a special reception and program in Philadelphia. It also marked 75 years of its impressive activity in helping Ukrainians worldwide. The United Ukrainian American Relief Committee traces its beginnings to the Second Congress of Americans of Ukrainian Descent, i.e., the convention of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America that took place on January 22, 1944, when a resolution was passed calling for the establishment of a Ukrainian war relief committee. Three fraternal organizations, the Ukrainian National Association, the Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics and the Ukrainian National Aid Association, were behind the idea of creating a separate non-political humanitarian aid organization to assist Ukrainian refugees.
UUARC’s milestone anniversary
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