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Feeding the hungry in southern Ukraine

March 8, 2022
Natalya Thomasian

As a small community group of volunteers, we have been trying to raise funds to help Ukraine. Over the past 13 days, we have been able to deploy these funds to feed the hungry, help the wounded, assist with medical and tactical supplies. In southern Ukraine, we were able to transfer fund to a group of volunteers in Genychesk - and they in turn, used those funds to buy groceries and feed the elderly and those who were left without any food supplies! Thank you Natalya Thomasian for this initiative. We will continue with these localized efforts where we know our help, however small, can make a huge difference!

From Natalya: Дорогі Українці Північної Кароліни. Дуже радію та поспішаю поділитися гарними новинами, а також показати вам, як ми змогли допомогти коштами на необхідні набори їжі та ліки у маленькому місті Генічеськ, Херсонсткої області. Наразі це місто є окупованим російськими солдатами та повністю ізольоване від будь яких комунікацій. Банкомати не працюють, інтернету здебільшого немає, мобільний з зв’язок, світло вимикають як заманеться, маніпулюя людьми, та їх можливістю тримати зв’язок зі світом. Склалася вкрай тяжка ситуація з хлібом та продуктами. Нашою метою було допомогли людям похилого віку та хворим людям, які не можуть вийти з хати, стояти у чергах, або взагалі  не мають за що придбати необхідні продукти та ліки. Ми переказали гроші на рахунок волонтерів у місті. Їм вдалося придбати необхідні ліки, а також закупити на оптовій базі макарони, олію, лук, картоплю, цукор, крупи, та багато іншіх необхідних речей. Тільки подивіться на засмучені але щасливі обличча людей. Ці фото замість тисячі слів. Дякую вам, громадо, за небайдужість та вкрай необхідні донейшен. Разом ми сила! Слава Україні!!!


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Who are Ukrainians in the Carolinas?

We are a network of volunteers throughout the Carolinas dedicated to assisting the people of Ukraine and promoting Ukrainian culture in the Carolinas. Our network has been operational in the Triangle for the last 8 years, ever since Russia invaded Ukraine. We have been collecting and shipping medical supplies to Ukraine, helping refugees, wounded warriors, families of perished Ukrainian heroes and orphans. We have hosted numerous cultural events and advocated for assistance to Ukraine. Since February 24, 2022, when Russia started its new phase of war in Ukraine, we have become an even stronger and larger group and welcome your support. We have media coverage, politicians’ attention, but most importantly - everybody’s willingness to help Ukraine’s brave military and citizens. We already shipped several containers of medical supplies, so generously donated to us by local supporters of Ukraine and of freedom. We also provided localized support to various cities throughout Ukraine where there was a great need for food and medical supplies.

What is your status? Are you an officially recognized charitable organization?

We have incorporated in North Carolina and are in the process of applying for a 501(c)(3) charitable status. We hope to receive it by the end of this year, and upon receipt, all donations will be granted a tax-deductible status retroactively.

Where can I send my monetary donation?

You can write a check to Ukrainians in the Carolinas or PayPal or Zelle your donation to donations.ukrainians.carolinas@gmail.com

Can I donate clothing or other goods?

At the moment, the border is overwhelmed with various humanitarian supplies from European nations, so we are focusing our efforts on securing and shipping medical supplies only.

What else can I do to help in supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion?

Spread the word! Contact your elected representatives and ask them to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, expedite legislation to allow Ukrainian refugees into US, and secure humanitarian corridors into sieged Ukrainian cities.

I have a press inquiry or want to schedule an interview

Please email us at ukrainians.carolinas@gmail.com

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