Hosting at the House of Ukraine is the most important service our cottage volunteers provide on Saturdays and Sundays from noon till 5 pm. We always need more volunteers to help out with hosting. If you are able to help with hosting, even if only for a few hours, please take a look at calendar below and pick a date or email us at: [email protected].
Чергування в Українській Хатці є найбільш важливим завданням наших волонтерів, які відчиняють Хатку для відвідувачів по суботах і неділях з 12 до 5 вечора. Нам завжди потрібні нові волонтери для чергування. Якщо ви в змозі допомогти, навіть якщо це лише протягом декількох годин, будь ласка, погляньте на календар внизу та виберіть дату або відправте нам лист за адресою: [email protected]
Oct 1, 2022 (Saturday)
Oct 2, 2022 (Sunday)
Oct 8, 2022 (Saturday)
Oct 9, 2022 (Sunday)
Oct 15, 2022 (Saturday)
Oct 16, 2022 (Sunday)
Oct 22, 2022 (Saturday)
Oct 23, 2022 (Sunday)
Oct 29, 2022 (Saturday)
Oct 30, 2022 (Sunday)
Nov 5, 2022 (Saturday)
Nov 6, 2022 (Sunday)
Here is information for those who want to help Ukraine. Every donation, every single sign of support and any help will be appreciated.
1. FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Tax deductible donations here in US can be made to:
- House of Ukraine (Donations for Front Line First Aid Kits) is open for 5 hours on SATURDAY & SUNDAY between 11 PM – 5 PM, we accept cash/checks/credit cards
2. NON-FINANCIAL DONATIONS
All non-financial donations please BRING or SEND to Olga Feduniak, St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 9558 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977 (open MONDAY – FRIDAY 12 – 4 PM).
1. High priority donations:
– military supplies (helmets 3A, kevlar vests protection standard IV, kevlar plates, monoculars with a magnetic arrow, thermal imagers, boots, knee pads, gloves, military clothes) – NEW or USED;
– military aid kits and medicines (see the detailed list here);
– protein and energy bars (like Clif Bars);
– suitcases and duffle bags;
2. Other humanitarian supplies:
– medical supplies (Theraflu, Tylenol/Acetaminophen/Ibuprophen, Gelofusine, dressing bags, needles №20, 10, catheters, needles КВ-3, Sets for measuring central venous pressure, infusions of Sodium Chloride, drip systems, Sam Splint, Duoderm Dressing, Skin Staplers, etc.)
– NEW children’s clothes and shoes
3. Diesel trucks or 4×4:
There is a high demand for durable robust cars (diesel only), if you have one and would like to donate it (tax deductible) let us know: [email protected]
3. Amazon wishlist and Medical wishlist
Your purchases will be delivered directly to our warehouse.
3. SUPPORT DEMOCRACY
KICK RUSSIA OUT OF THE UN – Sign the Petition
With the current UN Membership, Russia is neither a part of the Security Council or a UN member. Russia is the only country which did not go through the procedure of being admitted into the UN, according to Article 4.
According to Article 23 of the UN charter, Russia is not a permanent member of the UN Security Council!
The UN’s current charter says that the Soviet Union still exists, while Russia is not mentioned altogether.
We demand that Antonio Guterres and the UN DGACM exhibit documents certifying the Russian Federation’s membership in the UN. If such documents are absent — we demand an end of Russia’s fictitious membership in the UN.
Russia should be barred from the UN, as according to Article 4 of the UN charter, only peace loving nations can be part of the UN. Russia must stop waging an agressive war in Ukraine and return to its internationally recognized borders!
Such a course of action would remove Russia’s UN veto power, which blocks many peaceful resolutions, and restore peace and order to the international community.
BLACK SEA SECURITY ACT – Contact Your Senator Now
Dear Friends of Ukraine,
The latest shipments of grain from the port of Odesa highlight the importance of the security in the Black Sea region. With the kremlin wars waged in Georgia and Ukraine, the Black Sea region has seen a large build-up of russian naval forces.
To highlight attention to the importance of the Black Sea region, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced S.4509 – the Black Sea Security Act of 2022. The bill seeks “to prevent the spread of further armed conflict in Europe by recognizing the Black Sea region as an arena of russian [sic] aggression.” Additional measures of the bill include:
- Military assistance to support logistics in the region;
- Support for food security through economic assistance to the region;
- Counter russian disinformation;
- Reduce dependency on russian energy through diversification;
- Foster greater regional cooperation;
- Increase U.S. trade and investment in the region;
- Transition from russian military equipment and promote NATO interoperability; and,
- Address China’s economic coercion in the region.
The Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington, DC public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), urges you to contact your Senators to support S.4509 and advocate for greater support of the Black Sea region. Currently the Senate bill has the following co-sponsors:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Below please find an info-graphic and a sample text you may use to contact your Senator.
Dear Senator (name):
The world has been witness to the security dynamics in the Black Sea region since russia invaded both Georgia and Ukraine. Since the kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, it had prevented economic transit of grain from Ukrainian port cities, only recently agreeing to allow passage of the export.
The Black Sea is of strategic importance to the United States and its allies in the region. As an informed and concerned American citizen, I appeal to you to co-sponsor S.4509, which would ensure greater Black Sea initiatives with allied countries in the region through security and economic assistance, as well as with enhanced trade opportunities. The continued threat of russian aggression must be deterred to prevent future armed conflict in the region. This bill would address the strategic objectives to enhance security in the Black Sea region.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) at: [email protected]
Write a letter to Anthony Bilnken TODAY – Designate Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism!
We discovered that the official email for Antony Blinken [email protected] is bouncing. Therefore, here are alternative ways to send him your letter demanding SST (state sponsor of terrorism) designation for russia.
Submit your letter on the website:
US Department of State – Contact Us
Call by phone:
The Honorable Antony J. Blinken
United States Secretary of State
2201 C Street NW. Washington, DC 20520
Also, write a similar letter and/or call President Biden with similar request
President Joseph R. Biden
1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, DC 20500
(202) 456-1111 (9 am to 5 pm ET)
DO NOT STAND aside as we watch Ukraine bleed with innocent lives – demand immediate designation of Russia as a state sponsor or terrorism (SST) today!
Honorable Antony Blinken,
As I write this, horrific crimes against humanity are being committed by Russia daily. Russia is indiscriminately killing civilians, including women and children, and committing horrendous war crimes by torturing and executing Ukrainian POWs, the most recent example – the monstrous cynical killing of Ukrainian POWs in Olenivka.
I am writing to advocate for your immediate designation of Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism under the US law. This designation is more than symbolic and has strong practical significance of further increasing sanctions pressure on Russia and isolating it on the world stage. It would waive sovereign immunity when it came to suing Russia in U.S. courts. It would also be an important statement to the world that the United States is doing the right thing and giving proper legal classification to the acts of terror by Russian state.
All 100 members of the United States Senate are urging You to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. I respectfully join in that call for You to take this step as this is the pivotal moment in the history of this bloody, unprovoked war that strongly calls for this type of Your leadership.
Please hear my voice and urgent appeal, as a member of Ukrainian-American diaspora, to do this designation immediately as it will greatly assist Ukraine in it’s struggle for freedom, justice and basic human rights.
Your name & address
Write NATO today urging no-fly zone over Ukraine
Use all or any of the wording below:
Ukraine has many times proved it belongs to the democratic world. Protection of democracy for Ukrainians is paramount. Today, Ukraine needs the help of all democracies to overcome the dictator of a huge country, which is a threat to the world. NATO must intervene.
In just the past few days, the UN Human Rights office confirms at least thousand civilians have been killed and another thousand injured by Russian attacks. These indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets with bombs, missiles, rockets and shells constitute a serious war crime under the Geneva Conventions, Rule 71. To protect his population, Ukrainian commander-in-chief, President Volodymyr Zelensky, requested a no-fly zone.
I urge you to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, to give Ukraine more anti-defense systems, to give Ukraine fighter jets. Help Ukraine shelter the sky — and Ukrainian heroes will handle the rest.
City and State
Write Your Representative
Use all or any of the wording below:
I would like to express my concern about the situation in Ukraine. We are witnessing a true genocide of the Ukrainian people. The U.S. has a moral obligation to stop this. The Ukrainian Army and civilians are bravely facing the heavily militarized and massive Russian Army and fighting for their country. Russia is behaving like a terrorist state and should be labeled as such.
We believe the SR 623 “A resolution calling on the Secretary of State to designate the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism” can dramatically assist Ukraine in winning this war. It is imperative to pass this bill promptly.
As a US Senator/Congressman/Congresswoman, you are in a unique position to stop the beginning of World War III and to save thousands, possibly millions of innocent lives. We plead with you to support Ukraine on all proposals put in front of you and co-sign the SR 623 as soon as possible.
Your name & address
Dear friends, please sign and share the petition to remove Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. Russia’s continuing presence on the Human Rights Council is an affront to common sense, human rights, and international peace. Russia has no moral right to be part of an international body that promotes global cooperation in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms.
House of Ukraine is a cultural museum in San Diego providing information to the public about the country of Ukraine.
Our purpose is to promote and cultivate the art, history, customs, language, and traditions of Ukraine. We sponsor educational presentations, demonstrations, and events devoted to Ukrainian culture as well as organize various cultural and fund-raising events. In the museum, you can find displays of cultural artifacts, books, pictures, maps, and ethnic costumes.
The museum is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm, and is located in Balboa Park, within the city of San Diego, California, alongside many other art, science, and cultural museums, and is also just a short walk from the San Diego Zoo.
Members of the House of Ukraine offer hospitality to all visitors, foster and cultivate a spirit of understanding, goodwill, and cooperation among the various national groups represented in the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages (HPR), and work to bring Ukrainian culture to the attention of thousands of California residents and tourists every year.