North Coast Church helps provide hope to Ukraine

Summer camp in Ukraine begins with dancing every morning at 7 a.m. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Avalon HesterVillage News InternIt’s the peak of summer locally – school is out, and the days are reaching more than 90 degrees. By now, parents have probably confirmed and reconfirmed camp reservations and have sent their children for fun days spent swimming, playing capture the flag, and making new friends. Almost 6,500 miles away, within the borders of an active war zone, Ukrainian children are doing the same things – with help from North Coast Church.When Russia invaded Ukraine in late February of last year, it seemed that the conflict would be over quickly. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia made repeated claims to Ukraine. Conflict began in 2014, when Russia successfully annexed the Crimean Peninsula, a part of Ukraine. It escalated in 2022, with a f
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