Church sponsors fundraiser for Ukrainian family

Alex Putrenkov, his wife Maryna and their seven-year-old son, Vlad pose for a family photo taken in the Courtyard of Piedmont Community Church after attending services there April 24.

The Refugee Task Force (RTF) of Piedmont Community Church is hosting a fundraising dinner on Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m .to benefit the Putrenkov family, who recently escaped from the war-torn Donbas region of Ukraine.

Alex, his wife Maryna, and 7-year-old son Vlad are now safe and living with a family in Piedmont, but are in need of financial aid to help them settle, become employed, and to obtain reliable transportation.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the Courtyard before moving into Guild Hall for a full-service dinner at 7 p.m. The event will be capped off by a live auction at 8 p.m.

A limited number of 100 tickets will be sold at a cost of $150. Tickets can be purchased through the church website at Piedmont Community Church is located at 400 Highland Avenue.

Piedmont Community Church is an engaged, inclusive, interdenominational faith community. Our community extends to the broader East Bay and San Francisco. No matter your age, race, status, background or sexual orientation we invite you to come and see what God is doing here.

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