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Slava Ukraini!

Today marks 1 year since the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine started. I remember vividly the fear, anger, and hate that engulfed me back them. The fear dissipated, the other two increased. In a few days I started to do what I could, I donated to a Romanian animal charity who was helping refugees with animals, offering vet treatments, food, suitable accommodation, and helping them get pet passports and so on, as some didn’t have those as they fled the invading army.

From then I continued with donations, and activism. I will not go into much details, but I will say that I did something to help Ukraine at least 360 days in the last year, even if sometimes the things I did were small, seemingly insignificant, I did my best. I will share today some of the charities I am donating to.

St Javelin

First of all, Saint Javelin. I bought these as a gift for my husband for Christmas. He also bought from Saint Javelin for me. I love the mug (I’m using it too).
As fellow fellas, members of NAFO, we are particularly keen on this design. They accept donations in the Winter is coming campaign, if you don’t want to buy anything or you only want to make a small donation.

I mentioned NAFO, so this is our official website, approved by [Redacted]. If you are unfamiliar, read here the story of the fellas.

They recommend a list of charities on the website, so you can check that out too. I’ve donated to some mentioned there.

I will talk about two more charities. Dzyga’s paw is an organisation created by a web developer who put his life on hold to help the Ukrainian army. His work is amazing, do check it out. They have quite a big team now, with many volunteers. Dimko’s dog, Dzyga, is a cutie.

Last one is United24, which is my go-to charity for donations. It was created by President Zelensky and it raises money for all sort of campaigns: defence, medical, and rebuilding. I recommend it because I know that not all would be happy to donate for lethal aid. I prefer lethal aid, so the invaders are pushed back to russia sooner. Each to their own though.

If you can’t afford to donate, it’s not a problem at all. Anyone who loves freedom can do their bit. Follow some charities and Ukrainian voices, hear them, read what they write. You can challenge what other people are saying, including the well-known media outlets such as BBC and SkyNews. I called them out dozens of times for biased reporting or just inaccurate use of terms. Empower Ukrainians, support them with a kind message. All these make a difference, both to them and to the people supporting them.

Slava Ukraini!

5 Comment

  1. You have really done a lot to support Ukraine and you have inspired and kept it in everyone’s mind, which is really important. It’s awful that the war is still going on!

  2. THank you for introducing us to some charities we’d not heard of. I like the sound of Zelynsky’s charity. This is one time when I’m with you on lethal aid. Sorely needed.

  3. I truly admire all that you’ve done and all the ways you’ve made us more aware by your posts here. This is also the anniversary of my sister’s death, so I’ve been thinking of both events today.
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    1. Thank you. I wish I could do more. I am very sorry to hear about that. It must be a difficult time. My thoughts are with you. xx

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