As Russian missiles continue to pound cities in Ukraine, many Hollywood celebrities are coming forward to help the humanitarian efforts in the war-torn country Ukraine.
The latest in the list to raise considerable funds are actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. They took to Twitter to announce the news of raising more than $34 million to support the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
They wrote, “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support. 2 weeks ago, we asked you to join us and more than 65,000 of you stepped up and donated what you could. Now, with your help, we have reached our $30 million goal.”
“While this is far from a solution for the problem, our collective effort will provide a softer landing for so many people as they forge ahead into their future of uncertainty,” Kunis said.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher thanked donors in a video
We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support. 2 weeks ago, we asked you to join us and more than 65,000 of you stepped up and donated what you could. Now, with your help we have reached our $30 million goal. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/zQfQ1BNWZm
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) March 17, 2022
Newsweek reported The Funds would be given to Flexport, an organization shipping relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova. Funds will also help Airbnb, assisting refugees with temporary housing.
“While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety,” Kunis said. “Countless amounts of people have left everything they know and love behind to seek refuge. With nothing but what they could carry, these Ukrainian refugees are in need of housing and supplies right away.”
“As funding continues to come in we will treat every dollar as if it were being donated from our pocket, with respect and honor for the work that went into earning it, the intent of love through which it was given, and the desire for it so be maximized for positive outcomes,” Kutcher added.