If you are looking for ways to support the people of Ukraine, the LLNE Service Committee has compiled a few resources for your consideration. Listed are several local/US organizations that are taking donations to provide food, shelter, and medical supplies.
A member brought to our attention Olena Gnes, who was our online tour guide during LLNE’s FUNtivities in July 2021. She gave us an amazing virtual tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Olena is currently living in a bomb shelter with her three children in Kiev. She posts daily updates on her YouTube channel, What is Ukraine. If you would like to donate directly to Olena and her family, please consider purchasing a tour through her Airbnb site.
Airbnb users can book stays or tours in Ukraine that they don’t plan to check into as part of an effort to donate directly to people in Ukraine. The campaign (“Pay don’t stay”) allows Ukrainian Airbnb hosts to receive direct support from those looking to help.
Olena’s page: https://www.airbnb.ae/experiences/1930416
This RI organization started by Brown University professors is raising money to send medical supplies to the Ukraine. For more information, visit https://www.abc6.com/30k-and-counting-raised-for-ukrainians-by-rhode-island-professors/
Sunflower of Peace Foundation is a Boston, USA-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are currently raising money to acquire and distribute first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments to medical personnel in the Ukraine.
World Central Kitchen is distributing meals in Poland to Ukrainians fleeing the country. The organization, founded by chef José Andrés, is seeking donations to provide remote support to Ukrainian restaurants continuing to serve meals for people in need.
Please consider giving to Olena’s family or one of these organizations.
The Service Committee