The Ukrainian neighborhood on P.EI. has raised over $7,000 for support of their house nation, which continues to battle again from a Russian invasion that started virtually a yr in the past.
About 200 folks gathered on Saturday at Jack Blanchard Corridor in Charlottetown for a Christmas-themed fundraiser that includes genuine Ukrainian meals and musical performances.
“This yr, Ukrainians all over the world had a tragic Christmas Eve celebration,” stated Elina Lialiuk, one of many organizers for the occasion. “A whole lot of households in Ukraine had empty chairs across the desk.”
Cash raised will go to assist buy medical tools and provides for Ukraine, she stated.
“We’re going to ship cash on to the volunteers who we all know in Ukraine and they’ll put the cash into shopping for armoured ambulances, medical provides and likewise wanted medical tools.”
Elena Herweyer, who additionally helped set up the occasion, stated she plans to arrange extra fundraisers.
“That is our pleasure to deal with our folks and check out a bit little bit of Ukrainian meals, little little bit of Ukrainian traditions to really feel what’s Ukraine, why [Ukraine is] so robust, why Ukraine believes in victory.”