If you follow the news from Ukraine, you might experience the feeling, best summarized by a Ukrainian expression:
Півсвіту плаче, півсвіту скаче. | Or literally: Half of the world cries, half of the world dances.
It could have been just another holiday weekend, both in the U.S. and in Ukraine. Our hearts and prayers go to the people whose lives and families have been affected by the January 14 missile strike at the residential building in Dnipro, which left 40 dead and many more injured. We extend words of support to everyone who might feel shattered by another act of ruthless russian aggression. You are not alone.
The scale of the current humanitarian mission in Ukraine leaves us hopeful. The images of volunteers collecting aid for the survivors of missile attacks support our spirits. Our “Keep Ukraine Warm” campaign is still running: we are $90k short from our $500,000 goal. Wood-burning stoves, warm clothing and window and door repairs remain our priority. If you can advocate for Ukraine, educate about and cultivate all things Ukrainian in your community, you already care. Thank you for that.
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