76% of $400,000 goal
“What can I do to help?”
This question instantly leaps to mind for so many of us and troubles our hearts as we see the suffering and horror unfolding in Ukraine from moment to moment.
But, practically speaking, how can we make a difference from half a world away?
Real Time Support Directly to the People of Ukraine
For some of us, our answer is to provide direct financial support to those on the ground in Ukraine who can immediately put it to work in very practical ways. We find our defenders, vulnerable residents like the elderly and disabled, refugees, war victims, the wounded, and abandoned animals in desperate need of gear and equipment, medicine, food and other critical supplies.
We also have a team of volunteers who live in Ukraine and are determined and committed to do everything they can to save their country. Our volunteers are family members, friends, and former colleagues and students who want help their community by searching for critical supplies and distributing them.
From Kyiv to Denver
We are Andriy, a native of Ukraine, and Perry, an American who spent many years teaching in Kyiv after the country declared its independence in 1991. Both of us now live in Denver, Colorado, but our ties to the Ukrainians have never been stronger than ever in this time of crisis.
How the Money Works
As a way of giving back to our friends and to a valiant country we love, we have created a Givebutter page to collect funds to support local volunteers who want to help their fellow Ukrainians.
The banking system is still functioning in Kyiv and Ukraine. Andriy and Perry are able to send funds directly to the debit card accounts to family members and trusted friends in Kyiv who have volunteered to help. This means that a volunteer will receive the funds immediately and buy and distribute supplies for those in need in her area, ensuring the funds are delivered quickly and locally at the place of need. 100% of the funds received from this fundraising effort are going directly to those impacted most and to help Ukrainians survive the Russian siege.
The trusted volunteers in Kyiv will send photos/videos/stories of the work they're doing and their stories will be shared here and on Facebook so contributors can keep abreast of the impact they’re having.