In early March, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher opened a fundraiser to stand with Ukraine on the online donation platform GoFundMe. In a few days they exceeded their goal and have already collected more than 35 million dollars.
The actress Mila Kunis born in Ukraine, is mobilizing for her country of origin with her husband Ashton Kutcher. The couple launched an online fundraiser in early March to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing war.
On March 17, they announced on Instagram that their goal of $30 million had been exceeded and said they raised more than $35 million. The couple decided to set a new goal of $40 million.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support,” Mila Kunis wrote in this post. She reports that in two weeks, more than 65 people mobilized.
“While this is far from a solution to the problem, our collective effort will provide a soft landing for so many as they forget about their uncertain future,” the actress added.
She also indicates that this donation campaign will be donated to Flexport.org and Airbnb so that they “can act now”.
Flexport is an organization that sends relief supplies to refugee camps in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova whileAirbnb provides refugees with free short-term accommodation.
The approach of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher was welcomed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who thanked them on Twitter. He said he was "grateful for their support" and "impressed by their determination".
.@aplusk & Mila Kunis were among the first to respond to our grief. They have already raised $35 million & are sending it to @flexport & @Airbnb to help 🇺🇦 refugees. Thankful for their support. Impressed by their determination. They inspire the world. #StandWithUkraine pic.twitter.com/paa0TjJseu
- Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 20, 2022
according to the latest UN figures published on March 25, a month after the start of the war in Ukraine, "more than 10 million people have been forced to flee for their lives, abandoning their homes and belongings". 3,7 million Ukrainians have left the country while 6,5 million are displaced inside the country, the organization said.
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