"Our Coin Collection" raises $3,000 in support for Ukraine

Two of Greene County’s largest human services organizations have teamed up and have gathered almost $3,000 to support Ukraine through the “Community Coin Collection” fundraiser.

With many area residents asking what they can do to help, "Our Coin Collection is a chance for our neighbors to do just that: help, in whatever way they can. I am particularly grateful to Community Action of Greene County and the Catskill Hose Company for making this fundraiser possible. Together, with the people of Greene County, we’ll provide real, tangible help to the people of Ukraine," said Theresa Lux, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Columbia and Green Counties.

“A staff member came to me and suggested we donate items from our thrift store to Ukrainian Refugees- like so many of us, she was feeling helpless while watching the horrors play out each night on the television. Often those types of collections take on a life of their own. After thinking a while on it, I realized that we needed to do something and this idea came to mind,” said Florence Ohle, Executive Director of Community Action of Greene Counties, Inc.