One year of war...

February 24, 2023

Like tonight, we gathered right here on Day 1 to protest russia's barbaric invasion of our Ukraine.

And we stood here on Day 3 and Day 7 and Day 40 and on many other days to let the world know that russia is evil, that it is killing, raping, torturing and destroying in Mariypil, Bucha, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Gostomel, Isium, Kherson, Kramatorsk, Vinnytsya, Bakhmut, and that Ukraine needs arms to protect its people from genocide, to defend its land, its independence and our freedom! Glory and honor to all those who fought and who shed their blood to defend Ukraine, eternal memory to all whose lives were taken by russia’s barbaric war.

On behalf of Ukrainians in the Carolinas, our small but mighty network of Ukraine advocates, we thank our local NC community for supporting Ukraine. You have stood by our side for the last 9 years. Over the last twelve months, in addition to your generous financial donations to our Ukraine relief efforts, you opened your homes to hundreds of Ukrainian families looking for refuge in our state. Thank you!  

Ukraine is free, it is idependent-thinking, it has millenia-long history, yet it is young and forward-looking. Ukraine values human life and cherishes human dignity, Ukraine does not give up and with all the western military support (praying for F 16s!) Ukraine will win. It is unbeatable, it is unbreakable, it is invincible!

Для наших українських друзів та колег – від нашої групи українськіх волонтерів Кароліни – дякуємо, що стоіте з нами вже 10ий рік. Дякуємо за те, що разом працюємо на перемогу. Ми не воюємо на фронті, ми воюємо в тилу. Девять років і особливо останні 365 днів пройшли як один жахливий вибух тревоги, страху, болю, провини. Але народ України, іі армія, наші українські партнери волонтери, медики, українські переселенці постійно нагадують нам і всьому світові: Україна жива, Вона вічно буду жити, бо в серці має те що не вмирає. Слава Україні!

Попри цю війну, за ці 9 років і особливо останні 365 днів, ми згуртувалися, ми стали сильними, ми прийняли виклик часу, ми допомогали і будемо продовжувати допомогати. Тактична медицина, гуманітарна допомога, швидкі, фільтри для води, генератори, пункти незламності, допомога родинам загиблих і ветеранам.  Не складаючи рук, разом до перемоги. Нагадуємо світові, що Україні зараз потрібні винущувачи і очі-дрони. Тримаємо стрій. Імперія зла паде. Все буде Україна!

Thank you Ukrainian Association of North Carolina for organizing this vigil and to @Oleksandra Polii for taking beautiful photos. Thank you to the city of Raleigh and the state of North Carolina for Ukrainian blue and yellow on display in honor of Ukraine.

You've got questions and we have the answers

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 are a NC charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 88-2029754

Where can I send my monetary donation?

You can write a check to Ukrainians in the Carolinas or PayPal or Zelle your donation to

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.

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