Aide For Ukraine

Aide For Ukraine

From Elizabeth Tjomsland

Due to the war Russia has waged on Ukraine, many people are struggling to obtain basic supplies. My family in Germany is currently taking donated goods to the border between Ukraine and Poland to help the refugees.

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My name is Jessika Kulik. I am 17 years old and in April I am going to be 18. My family is from Ukraine, but my parents immigrated from Ukraine to Germany. I was born in Germany, but I visit Ukraine and my family at least twice a year. At the moment, I am in the USA as an exchange student. And after Russia invaded Ukraine, I feel so helpless. With my teacher's help, I have started this campaign to help as much as I can during these hard times.

My family in Ukraine has to sit in bunkers, subways, and basements because the Russian army is attacking their cities. As cities are wiped off the map, people are standing to fight, to defend their homes and the history of Ukraine. Many schools, hospitals, orphanages, historical buildings, and homes have been destroyed. Ukrainian civilians have had their lives ripped away from them. Their normal will never return.

My parents are asking for help in Germany for the people of Ukraine. The Germans did an amazing job; they brought my parents: medicine, pain killers, first aid supplies, wet wipes, disinfectant wipes, disinfectants, toothpaste, batteries, flashlights, candles, soap, canned goods, biscuits, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and more. My parents and I and the people in Ukraine are so grateful for the help and support. There are many children being born in subway stations and in bunkers in the last few days. People have been donating supplies for these newborns: baby clothes, baby wipes, diapers, baby food, and more. And we are very grateful for that. My mother always says that there are no foreign children; they are all simply children.

Since I cannot help my family in Germany, I have decided to try my best to help from here. We will be sending all donations straight to my family in Germany, which they will then use to buy supplies and to help rebuild the country. My father is driving all supplies to the border between Ukraine and Poland where thousands of refugees wait for an uncertain future. All contributions go straight to the Ukrainian people and are greatly appreciated.

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