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D2G Group Supports Ukraine

Uploaded on 08 March, 2022

Last Modified on 08 March, 2022

On Friday, March 4th, we sat down to hear the stories of two of our D2G Group teammates with roots directly in the area of conflict surrounding Ukraine. Please take a moment to listen and learn about the impact that this is having on their families and friends as well as to share in their pride for some of the heroic and charitable acts of their relatives. We ask you to consider donating to those affected by this conflict. The people of Ukraine and those offering refuge to their neighbors across bordering countries need our help to gain access to food, medical supplies, shelter, and other supplies. D2G Group Stands with Ukraine.


Steph : What's going on? How is your family? How is everybody? How are they dealing with this?
Luiza : Since, you know, last week, you know, I've been crying every day and now it's just really, really emotional for me. My family is fine. They actually are involved in a lot of humanitarian help. The videos on TV showing what is happening in Ukraine and all the destruction and it's just disturbing, you know, for everyone, I think.
Steph : Are your family okay? Are your friends? Are they safe?
Lenny :  Yes and no. The Belarus city where I was born, my friend lives there. We grew up together and his wife is Ukrainian. His daughter went to college and she worked in Kharkiv, which is a Ukrainian city, which is currently being shelled. So she left a few days back. Made her way to the Polish border and we lost contact with her. They couldn't get her on Telegram or the, you know, Skype or whatever. And I couldn't. But she came up this morning and apparently there was a yeah, there was a problem with SIM cards and all that stuff. But she crossed.
Steph : I heard something about that.
Lenny : Yeah, but she did cross.
Luiza : As of  today, there's like over 700,000 Ukrainian refugees in Poland that have arrived from the first day of the Russian invasion.
You know, last week, Poland opened up all the borders for all those people who fleed their country. They set up the reception points
along the borders. They provide the arrival of drinks and food and medical aid. Like anything they can do, you know, to help those people.
Steph : Do you have any sense of how we can help?
Lenny : What immediately is needed and will be needed extremely. Much, much at the high level is medical supplies. And when I see these impacts at the apartment buildings and, you know, old women, babushkas, just on the sidewalks bleeding out and other people
just putting rocks on them. 
Steph : Because they just don't have the supplies. They don't have..
Lenny : If people have this stuff. Okay. tourniquets and all that. It's like monetary need.
Luiza : Number one is the medical supplies, and the second thing is baby food, baby, you know, formulas, clothing for kids, you know,
because that's the people who fled, you know, are mostly women and children.
Lenny : We send some money. My daughter, she's actually some kind of an artist in Maine. She organized some kind of an exhibition
and she sold her stuff like for several thousand dollars worth and she dedicated it to the aid.
Luiza : My cousin who's actually on the way to Boulder right now. He actually sent me two pictures and a video of the ambulance,
you know, and yeah, I'm just proud of him. You know, he's he's just a great person, you know?
Steph : Yeah.
Lenny : My country is United States. This is home. This I can't do nothing about that. I can change my country, apparently but this is home. I cannot change that.
Steph : Yeah. Yeah.
Luiza : I am so proud of the Polish Nation and they're donating food and other essential to people. You know, they're offering their homes as shelters. There was a lot of, you know, differences between Poland and Ukraine. The day that the war started, right? All those differences just went away. Simple human compassion has emerged.
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