The roof of the parish social center caved in Monday afternoon. Damage to the building is extensive. According to the Parish Board of Administration Vice President Peter Tymchenko, as it was related to CNY Central news agency, he arrived at the church at about 1:00 p.m. in advance of work crews who would have cleared the snow from the roof.
He says he was inside the building when he saw chunks of insulation falling from the ceiling. Mr. Tymchenko says he then heard creaking and a loud crash. It is fortunate the collapse did not happen over the weekend when the hall would have been full of parishioners.
At this time, the Consistory has established a special fund in order to assist the parish in covering the expenses that will not be covered by their insurance policy. Please, consider assisting St. Luke Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Warners, NY in their time of need by sending your generous donations to
St. Luke’s Fund
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
PO Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880