How Yoopers can support Ukraine
UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WLUC) – As the Ukrainian people are threatened by Russian forces over the seas, you may be wondering how you can show your support during this crisis.
We will continue to update this page as we learn of other opportunities to help Ukraine. If you know of ways to show your support, contact us at [email protected]
Here in Upper Michigan, people are stepping up to help Ukraine.
Two Michigan Tech. graduate students are holding two demonstrations open to the public this week in Houghton. Learn more here.
YMCA of Marquette County is promoting a fundraiser for YMCA Ukraine. Donations will directly support civilians in Ukraine. If you are interested in donating to YMCA Ukraine, visit the Y’s website by clicking here.
Towners Pastry & Chocolate Shoppe with locations in Marquette and Gwinn will be selling yellow and blue eggs this spring in support of Ukraine. The eggs will be available in-store and online from April 1, and 5% of net proceeds will be donated to an aid organization for Ukrainian refugees. The store owner hopes to start pre-orders for donations soon.
Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani, owner of Door County Candle Company in Wisconsin, has ties to Ukraine and is raising money for the war-torn country. She sells yellow and blue vanilla scented candles in honor of her Ukrainian heritage and 100% of the proceeds from these candles will be donated to help people. Online orders crashed website and shelves are out of stock. But reinforcements are there and more are on the way.
On the national stage, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are providing financial support to the United Nations Refugee Agency, promising to match each donation up to $1 million for Ukrainian war refugees. If you would like to donate, click here.
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