Supporting Margaryta's family & community in Ukraine as they are forced to abandon their homes, relocate to another location and rebuild, with our collective support for rent, food, clothing & basic supplies.
As some of you know, my wife Margaryta is Ukrainian-American.
Over the past months, many of you have asked us how you can help, contribute, or donate towards helping her friends & family still in Ukraine. We now have an opportunity for you to help directly.
We are working to relocate Margaryta’s mother Natalia and her husband Vova from a Ukrainian village Stekolnyi in Lysychansk (in the Luhansk region of Donbas), where all critical infrastructure has been destroyed (food, water, electricity, heat).
They have no choice but to unfairly abandon their home, all their belongings, move to a safer place, recover, and rebuild their lives - and we want to help them do it.
This is where we need your help. If you are open to supporting the effort, we’ve opened this GoFundMe page with the following objectives:
- Fund the logistics of relocation/transport for Natalia & Vova;
- Help them rent a small apartment in a safe location and support them directly (rent, food, clothing, basic supplies);
- Once settled, allow them to find a new job and rebuild their lives.
We are looking to raise $7,000, the equivalent of relocation + the first few months of basic living expenses for Natalia & Vova. Margaryta & I will be matching every $ donated up to the first $2,000.
If we have the opportunity to have a broader impact, we won’t stop there. Any additional donations will go directly towards supporting other Ukrainian refugees in need, close to Margaryta: her father also in Donbas, Katherine and her 2yr old son Danyl relocating from Kharkiv, as well as friends, neighbors and communities close to Margaryta’s family in Ukraine.
While things are very fluid in Ukraine and we cannot guarantee the outcome, know that every dollar will be spent as if it were our own - with the intent of achieving the greatest impact we can, supporting Margaryta’s friends & family amid the current war.
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