In this latest newsletter update, you’ll find that Razom finds no time to rest. We have updates on how your continuous donations make a difference for Ukraine and more ways to get involved.
As the war continues, so does the physical and emotional toll it takes on Ukrainians near and far. However, the support pouring in from so many pockets of the world, and the strength and resilience of the people of Ukraine, volunteers, organizations on the ground, help us to be relentless in our mission to build a more prosperous Ukraine. The time to act – donate, rally, protest, call and write to your representatives, organize, and volunteer – has never been more important. As long as the russian invasion continues, the need to help Ukraine does as well. So we humbly call on your incredible generosity again to help Razom continue to maintain and scale our humanitarian relief efforts. Here’s a list of some of the work we’ve been able to accomplish:
- At the same time that a russian missile hit Kramatorsk train station killing over 50 people, Razom and “Dity my vstyhnemo” teams safely evacuated 115 people from Bakhmut, 50 kilometers away from the train station. In the last few days, we evacuated over 150 people from the Donetsk oblast – Bakhmut, Soledar and Chasiv Yar.
- We worked with Spirit of America to equip our volunteer driver teams in Ukraine with their own helmets, body armor, and IFAKs. They risk their lives daily to deliver aid and carry out evacuations from the most dangerous, war-torn cities of Ukraine, and we are endlessly grateful for their effectiveness and bravery.
- Thanks to an IT system that a small group of volunteers built from scratch to track our warehouse inventory in Ukraine and match it to needs in battle-torn regions in Ukraine, our driver team has distributed over 117 orders of tactical medicine, hospital medicine, civilian drones for safe medical delivery, walkie-talkies, and satellite phones to territorial defense units and hospitals across Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Vinnytsia regions.
- We have procured and shipped over 115,248 tourniquets alone!
- Razom and Ukrainian Jersey City are partnering to assist displaced Ukrainians with shelter, healthcare services, and education in the New York and New Jersey area. If you can help a Displaced Ukrainian in a meaningful way, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/976Bk6VpwnuNkbG86
Meanwhile Razom’s Advocacy Team is doing another round of meetings on the Hill next week. Ukraine is holding the frontline for democracy for people all over the world right now, it’s important that everyone be engaged in the effort.
Since late February, you have come together to host over 200 events that fundraise toward Razom’s work in Ukraine. Each one of us can do 1 thing to help Ukraine whether that’s in our homes, communities, or workplaces. We are so grateful for the communities that have been brought together all over the country. Below is a snapshot of some of the latest events for you to partake in:
- Today in NYC (Sat 4/9) at 2pm, we’ll be gathering atTimes Squareand marching to theConsulate General of Ukraine to #stopukrainiangenocide draw the world’s attention to the genocide carried by russia towards the Ukrainian nation. More info here.
- Today in Washington D.C. (Sat 4/9) at 3-5pm, we’ll be doing a performance protest to draw the world’s attention to the genocide carried by russia towards the Ukrainian nation, as well as demand help for Ukrainians to fight back the russian aggression. More info here.
- Today in Brooklyn (Sat 4/9) at 6-11pm there will be an opening party of Ukrainian artist, Kate Goltseva’s new exhibit ‘Peace’ at the Rich Ramsay Studio in Dumbo. Half of the art sales will be donated to Razom. Kate, born and raised in Kyiv, has an opportunity to share her new collection, inspired by the Ukraine she knows, to raise awareness of her country’s culture and contribute to those in need. More info here.
- Today, 4/9 from 12-5pm CST in Westmont, IL the Uptown Tavern (12 W Burlington Ave) will be hosting a fundraising featuring music, drink specials, door prizes, and raffles to raise money for Razom.
- All weekend at the Little Market’s Noho location (637 Broadway, NYC) Divchata has partnered with the woman-owned, non-profit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products to shop for Ukraine. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Razom.
- On Sunday, 4/10 at 2pm we’ll be running #BoycottNestle pickets simultaneously at two locations: 1) SoHo, 92 Prince Street and 2) Uptown 935 Madison Avenue. More info here.
- On Sunday, 4/10 at 6:30pm Reserva Wine Bar will host a Beacon Benefit for Ukraine featuring professional Broadway singers, international musicians, singer/songwriters and performing community members from Beacon, NY. All proceeds will be going towards Razom. More info here.
- On Monday, 4/11 at 7:30pm the St. Malachy’s – The Actors’ Chapel and Mercury Opera team up to raise funds with FREEDOM, a concert for Ukraine. Catch the line up and your tickets here.
- NYC Moms For A Cause will be hosting a Cocktail Reception to Benefit Ukrainian Families on April 12th, 6:30-9:00pm at the Ukrainian Institute of America. The evening will include live performances, a silent auction, and heavy canapés and flowing drinks, all in support of Razom Emergency Response.
- Chicago Artists for Ukraine have organized a fundraising art sale and exhibit on Saturday, April 23rd from 4-11pm CST with all proceeds from ticket and art sales going to Razom. More info here.
- On Saturday, 4/23 Arjana and Ivan, an acoustic duo based in NYC known for their unique takes and creative arrangements of tunes new and old, will be performing a benefit concert for Ukraine at the Nite Spot Night series at the MAC. More info here.
- April 30th from 3:30-7:30pm the Hudson Valley Relief Benefit will feature guest speakers, music, food, and a silent auction. Get you tickets and join Novellas Restaurant in New Paltz, NY to support Razom Emergency Response project!
- May 3rd at 7pm the Church Street School for Music and Art in NYC will host a Concert For Ukraine featuring violinist Nadia Khodakovska and members of CSSMA faculty. All proceeds will go to Razom. To reserve tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 6th from 7-10pm the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee, MI will be hosting a concert to benefit relief efforts through Razom. More info here.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and continue to #StandWithUkriane.