Happy Poetry Friday!
As many others I have also had Ukraine and the Ukrainian people on my mind this last week. This unfounded War is an attack on Democracy everywhere. I wanted to help in some way and researched various charitable organizations that are supporting Ukraine in different ways. I just sent a donation to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation, they’ve started a separate campaign to support the Ukrainian people via humanitarian and medical support, you can read more about them and make a donation here.
I’m also sharing a couple links/articles talking about other charitable organizations supporting the Ukrainian people.
–Ranzom Emergency Response:
“Emergency Response is the SOS button that is pressed in times of need. We created this project to provide urgent help and support in face of an extreme and unforeseen situation in Ukraine. Today, the sovereign nation of Ukraine has to deal with the most horrendous and catastrophic emergency – a brutal invasion. Razom is responding to this by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians. ” https://razomforukraine.org/razom-emergency-response/
–Want to support the people of Ukraine? These apps and websites can help you send money
The above article reviews these organizations:
–Revived Soldiers Ukraine
–Voices of Children
–They also list Ranzom and Sunflower of Peace
This article from Time Out lists both monetary and other ways to help Ukraine:
Five ways to help Ukraine right now in NYC
Here’s one more article with places to donate and info on them:
Here are 7 verified charities working to help Ukrainians amid invasion
Having a hard time wrapping my head around what’s unfolding… poems are coming out in short, staccato lines.
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
Ukraine’s scurry, missiles mount
determined hearts bleed
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
In the midst of all… Spring is coming, and I’m sharing a couple Spring Holiday Cards for Passover and Easter. Both have haikus on the reverse side, and are available in my online Etsy Shop.
The lovely Kat Apel is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup from Down Under, at her blog Kathryn Apel Children’s Author & Poet, thanks Kat! She’s sharing her beautiful new book that just came out this week, What Snail Knows. Many congratulations Kat!!!