May 24, 2022
Today we welcome:
Lena Levin to the podcast.
Hi, my name is Lena and as many of you know I grew up in the
southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv. The city is only 30 miles from
the occupied Kherson and is surrounded by the Russian military.
Almost 500k residents cannot flee, their stores are running short
on supplies, many people, like my elderly parents or families with
small kids, cannot find groceries or medicine.
Established humanitarian organizations are absent in the
region, as they focus on the larger cities like Kyiv or Odessa, and
it might take weeks and small cities like Mykolaiv get any
My long-term friend Dima and his wife Nastya are still in
Mykolaiv. They won't be leaving. Like many brave Ukrainians, they
took matters into their own hands. They are risking their lives to
find supplies by driving around town and delivering them to the
ones in need, like my parents and many others. They also provide
much needed supplies to the local soldiers, who are incredibly
brave and made headlines by shooting 4 Russian helicopters
Dima and Nastya are just regular people with regular jobs, so
they rely on donations. I know many have donated money to support
Ukraine, but any amount will make a difference. $20 can make a big
difference for a family who requires baby formula or food down
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be transferred to Dima,
no exceptions. I will be sharing their photos and videos, you can
also follow @nastya_lunastya, @pandemoniy on Instagram.
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