Eugene Borisow was born in Byelorussia in 1927. In 1941, his father was executed by the Communists - reason unknown. Later, his mother ran afoul of invading Nazi's. Her brother was the manager of the train station and she helped him hide the operational plans of this station, as without them the invaders could not easily use this transport mode for their purposes. She was found and executed. Eugene was orphaned at age 14. He ended up in Austria. The liberating armies offered him a job in a gold mine in Canada for five years in return for which he would gain USA citizenship. After that stint he worked until retirement for SF's Water Dept.
We went halibut and salmon fishing in Alaska some years back. "I have never done any charitable donations in my life, do it for me but do not tell who the beneficiary is". We found Lila with three orphans. Her husband, a roofer, fell down off a roof and died. The Russian version of 'Worker's Comp' gave her $200. That's all. Eugene gave her $1,000.
Last Christmas we told him about the Poklonny Krest in the Village of Kluchiki. Eugene now sponsors one in the village of Zemledelets in memory of his parents. Here is the text for the plaque and a picture of the cross.
The third RACS- sponsored cross will be erected in the Village of Novopokrovka soon, then a fourth in the Kamchatka region. Cost- $1,000 per cross including manufacture, delivery, concrete foundation, and plaque. The local bishop blesses the crosses and a village- wide picnic celebration follows.
We have inquiries from several more potential donors. These Poklonny Crosses are a follow-up on the St Andrew's Mission sponsored by RACS. During 2006-2013 over 5,000 Baptized and 35,000 medical screenings in remote Siberia. In a few hours our entourage departs for the teeny village of Novopokrovka - 510km (317 miles) due West from the City of Novosibirsk. Christmas gifts and chocolates for all 74 children. Thank you RACS donors and local sponsors.
Maxim Lvov, infant
The Deacon Dionysius (Denis) Lvov and family were visiting Canada. The child fell ill and recuperated after over $100,000 of medical intervention. The family’s New York medical insurance will not cover foreign expenses. Please help!
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Visit from Holy Cross Hermitage
RACS was honored by a visit from Abbot Seraphim of Holy Cross Monastery, West Virginia. The monastery is supported by re-selling products and by grants or donations. Donations have been strong including a grant of $243,000 from Fund for Assistance for 2012 following another for 2011. The monastery is in a poverty area and the benevolent monks hire several locals daily at $10 per hour plus meals to do essential grounds work and field maintenance. This relieves the monks to concentrate on prayer.
Прилетел из Сеула, встретился с Владыкой Кириллом на службе в Храме, вручил ему нашу медаль "Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы", при всех сказал спасибо Вам и всем кто помогал и помогает пострадавшим от наводнения. Он передал от Вас помощь, обещаю Вам , она дойдет до тех кто в ней действительно нуждается.
Russian American Community Services, 300 Anza St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Ph: 415-387-5336
RACS - a 501c3 Non Profit organization established in 1977 and has the experience of over TWO MILLION SENIOR MEALS SERVED AND DELIVERED. RACS is short for Russian American Community Services Association of San Francisco, Inc.