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An Ephrata Church That Became a Haven for USSR Refugees Decades Ago Now Plans to Help Fleeing Ukrainians

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Millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes in the wake of the Russian invasion and are starting new lives in other countries. A community of refugees from former Soviet countries did the same more than 30 years ago – and settled in Lancaster County and started a church. This community now tries to help, as the country that once oppressed them unleashes violence on a place that is close to their hearts.

WITF’s Gabriela Martinez reports.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2022/04/29/an-ephrata-church-that-became-a-haven-for-ussr-refugees-decades-ago-now-plans-to-help-fleeing-ukrainians/

(Original air-date: 5/9/22)