Ways to support Ukraine, refugees & those helping them (please share info & links)

sk8pics

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I heard today about a Ukrainian pet food company trying to donate 200 tons of pet food to animals there. The man’s name is Android Kucherenko, and he is in Lviv. There is an email address for asking about making donations in US dollars, [email protected].

Anyone know anything about this? I do think it’s legit.
 

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I heard today about a Ukrainian pet food company trying to donate 200 tons of pet food to animals there. The man’s name is Android Kucherenko, and he is in Lviv. There is an email address for asking about making donations in US dollars, [email protected].

Anyone know anything about this? I do think it’s legit.
I think the company is https://kormotech.com/
The person is Andriy Kucherenko
And their help https://kormotech.com/articles/save-pets-of-ukraine-an-initiative-to-help-pets-at-the-war
But email you mentioned is strange
 

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Sean Penn talks about his visit to Ukraine, meeting Zelenskyy before & after the war has started and about the charity to help Ukrainian refugees:
Link to charity:
 

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What started off as a rental car trip to the Ukrainian border to transport refugees has led to the creation of a nonprofit organization delivering medical supplies and tactical gear into the heart of Ukraine. Finkelman and his new colleagues have named the organization Zhyty Khochu, meaning “I Want to Live,” inspired by a line from a famous 1890 Ukrainian work by Lesya Ukrainka called “Contra Spem Spero!”
Contributions to “I Want to Live” can be made on its website.

A list of verified charities helping Ukraine can be found online.
 

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I've seen these felted yellow-and-blue hearts a few times on photos in FB, one of the posts went viral and I finally could find the author.
Her name is Tatiana, this is her FB:
https://www.facebook.com/SumtsovaTatiana
And this is her Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyFeltedToys

She lives in Sumy, city at north-east Ukraine which was recently de-occupied. She wrote on her FB that she will be happy to create and sell more of such hearts to help her family to recover and to donate part of the money to other people who need help.
 

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The whole world knows now that photo from Bucha with woman's hand with red nail varnish. Her name was Iryna Filkina.
Her daughter, Olga, opened a foundation which she called "Mama Ira" to help children orphaned during the war.
http://mamaira.com.ua/ (Donate here: https://send.monobank.ua/jar/3ucTsngieC)

Post Olga wrote about it: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb_B_xaLJkx/
This is verified account, a few days ago she appeared on Ukrainian TV to tell her story.
 

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In the topic about Russia, I already recalled the Museum of the Toilette history. I've been there and it's a very interesting museum. Now you can visit it virtually and help Ukraine

This is a new charity project
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of the team of the Museum of the Toilette History (Kyiv, Ukraine) with interesting, entertaining and informative videos for the whole family.
All funds for the sold video tours will send to help the affected Ukrainian families, the military and the elderly.
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Each episode of the Museum of the Toilette history video tour is the short story with facts about hygiene and toilet culture and unique exhibits from the Museum of the Toilette History.
The first episode is already in Ukrainian and English on the museum's website:
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https://museumtoilet.com.ua/.../blagodiyni-onlayn-ekskursii/
Get ready to be surprised!
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Daniel Samohin (born in ISR of Russian parents - this is his home rink, I believe) is among those scheduled to perform in this fundraiser show for Ukraine at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Ice Center this Saturday, May 21 at 1:15 pm: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdLtSU-r4Qi/
Ticket info:
"Join us in raising money to help the families in Ukraine. This exhibition will donate all the proceeds to UNICEF."

ETA that Daniel's father, Igor, was a pairs skater who represented the former Soviet Union.
 
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My friend Pasha just posted pictures of a sports camp he organised in Buzova, his village destroyed by the Russians early in the war.


I'm really proud of him and his wife. Pasha's own story is compelling, as he was one of 8 siblings and lost his father by suicide at a young age. After a turbulent childhood and little family guidance he turned his own life around by attending sports camps similar to these as a teenager and I'm so proud of having seen him grow up from the 16 year old who travelled to Kyiv by train to carry my suitcases in exchange for a McDonald's at the central station every time I arrived in the country to the young man who not only attended uni but went on to complete a master's in sports management, to the coach and educator who has been invited everywhere from South Africa to Texas, to the husband and father who is now taking a leading role with humanitarian efforts.

One of my favourite pasha memories is him asking me to take him to the airport for a plane to Kyrkhyztan of all places where he was to run a rugby camp. When I turned up he was holding a supermarket plastic bag with his passport and a spare pair of shorts. That was only ten years ago I think...
 
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Most people reading this probably already know about the Wagner Group, the mercenaries supporting Russia's war efforts. But did you know that there is a Mozart Group, whose mission is "to build sustainable capacity in the Ukrainian military and territorial defense units so that Ukraine can defend itself from Russia’s invasion"?

The New York Times has a little piece about them here. (It may be behind a pay wall.)

You can donate to the Mozart Group here.

I have always preferred Mozart to Wagner. :biggrinbo 🇺🇦
 

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One of the organizations mentioned in this early NPR list is Boston's Sunflower of Peace, fundraising for tactical medical supplies. My friends and I have personally fundraised for and volunteered with this organization and know the leadership.
Don't know how many FSU members reading this thread are also coming to Skate America next week, but wanted to provide this local connection.

 

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This is a way for Americans to sponsor Ukrainians seeking refuge in the United States for two years.
Since the war began I've been following Olena Gnes, a mother of 3 young children who lived in Kyiv until recently - her husband had volunteered to serve in the army (territorial defense in Kyiv) on February 25 and was allowed to rejoin his family about one month ago after a new law was passed that allowed parents of three or more young children to return to their families.

The entire family of 5 has now relocated to the U.S. (Georgia) thanks to a host family who is sponsoring them through the Uniting for Ukraine program :) - Olena's latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuXiwR64Hsc
 
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Please, can someone translate the following into Ukrainian? It's an advice for the people of the Humanitarian Aid who unpack donations. The text goes like this:



Contains large boxes of highly dosed vitamin pills and acetylsalycil acid (Aspirin 500mg). Please give the whole bag to a doctor or hospital as you can poison yourself with vitamin pills (vitamin A).
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Highly Dosed Vitamin Pills for: age 18-50
(max. 1 pill per day - contains Vitamin A)
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Vitamin Gummy Bears for Children (without Vitamin A):
age 4-10 : 4x pieces per day
age 10+ : 6x pieces per day
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Throat Lozenge
 
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Here’s a gifted NYT article about the plight of abandoned animals in Ukraine. It includes information on how to donate. I know some may feel that donations should go to people since so many people are suffering, and I get it, and I think most donations are going to help people. But here you have people taking care of the animals, and people having to abandon their animals, so helping the animals is also helping people.

 

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Nov. 2022:
Since the war began I've been following Olena Gnes, a mother of 3 young children who lived in Kyiv until recently - her husband had volunteered to serve in the army (territorial defense in Kyiv) on February 25 and was allowed to rejoin his family about one month ago after a new law was passed that allowed parents of three or more young children to return to their families.

The entire family of 5 has now relocated to the U.S. (Georgia) thanks to a host family who is sponsoring them through the Uniting for Ukraine program :)
Olena's video 2 days ago - Let's meet in Washington DC on 8th of April 2023?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCdAd1otcF4
ETA: She mentioned in the video that she and the the family will travel to New York City next.
 
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Our mission:
Rescue from combat zones the most vulnerable - orphans, people with disabilities, foster families, those who experienced sexual violence, frail elderly.

We help them rebuild their lives.

I am going to post a link to a New York Times article about their work in the other thread.
 

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Hey, I have a question about writing a note to some people in Ukraine. I'm involved in a small effort to send cards to Ukrainians working with some relief workers in Ukraine.

I am going to write in English and include a couple of sentences in Ukrainian. I can use google translate, but do I need to write it in the Cyrillic alphabet? That will be more challenging.

So for example, if I want to write "You are not forgotten." Is there any chance they would understand "vy ne zabuti" ?

Thanks for any help that anyone can give. I can ask my contact, but I figured FSU knows all!
 

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