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Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher launch Ukraine GoFundMe, aiming for $30M in donations – Nationwide

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher launch Ukraine GoFundMe, aiming for M in donations – Nationwide

Ukraine-born actor Mila Kunis, alongside along with her husband and fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, introduced Thursday that they’re launching the Stand With Ukraine GoFundMe, and can match as much as $3 million to Flexport.org and AirBnB.org with the final word objective of elevating $30 million (all {dollars} U.S.).

The target of the GoFundMe is to offer assist and housing to Ukrainians devastated by the Russian invasion of the nation.

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Flexport might be transporting humanitarian assist “on to identified NGOs (non-governmental group) on the bottom,” mentioned the couple in an earnest social-media video.

The couple mentioned that AirBnB might be supporting housing and the price of dwelling for these offering shelter to refugees.

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“I’ve all the time thought-about myself an American, a proud American,” mentioned Kunis, 38, within the video. “I like every little thing that this nation has completed for myself and my household, however at this time I’ve by no means been extra proud to be a Ukrainian.”

Kunis was born within the western a part of Ukraine in 1983, in Chernivtsi of the previous Soviet Union. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1991.

“We’re elevating funds to help a reduction effort that may have rapid affect and provide much-needed refugee and humanitarian assist to the realm,” mentioned Kutcher, 44.

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“[There is] no place on this world for this sort of unjust assault on humanity,” Kunis mentioned. “The individuals of Ukraine are robust and courageous, however being robust and courageous doesn’t imply you’re undeserving of help. We have to help the individuals of Ukraine. Please assist us.”

The UN says that at the very least a million refugees have fled Ukraine to neighbouring international locations — together with about half 1,000,000 kids.

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One other million extra individuals within the nation are displaced and making an attempt to hunt shelter.

As of this writing, the GoFundMe has amassed greater than $3.5 million. American enterprise capitalist and philanthropist Ron Conway donated $2.5 million of that whole.

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