January Featured Organization Chalice of Mercy, Chippewa Falls

 

Local ministry hosting Ukrainian dinner to help raise funds to aid Eastern European poor

Chalice of Mercy was founded in 2007 in Chippewa Falls by Ukrainian-born Valentyna Pavsyukova, along with an American friend. Valentyna had come to the United

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States from Zaporozhye, Ukraine in 2002, at the age of 18, after her name was picked in the U.S. Government Green Card Lottery. Her mother had entered her in the lottery the year before without telling her, hoping to provide her daughter with a rare opportunity. Valentyna was initially hosted by a Ukrainian couple in Medford.