Grand Rapids Church Hosts Rally for Ukraine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Ukrainian church in Grand Rapids is holding a peaceful rally in support of Ukraine scheduled for Thursday.

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of St. Michael the Archangel has published a announcement on his Facebook page about a peaceful protest they are organizing to show their support for Ukraine. According to the post, the rally will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park near the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

The message encourages people to come out dressed in blue and yellow – the colors of Ukraine – to sing, listen and pray for peace in the country.

The announcement comes a week after Russia attacked Ukraine, and as the number of refugees tops one million as citizens flee the country. Many in West Michigan are showing their support. people left flowers outside St. Michael’s in Grand Rapids. Western Michigan University hosted a moment of silence for Ukraine on Tuesday. At least one Grand Rapids bar has removed Russian vodka from its shelves.

If you’re looking for a way to support Ukraine, make sure the place you’re donating to is legitimate. Charities like the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and UNICEF, among others, are endorsed by the Better Business Bureau.

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