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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised greater than $20 million in lower than per week for the actress’ native nation of Ukraine in response to the Russian invasion – however their work is much from over.
“We’re not done,” the star’s husband mentioned in an Instagram post on Thursday. “Our goal is $30 [million] and we’re gonna get there.”
The couple and former “That ‘70s Show” stars introduced final week they had been elevating donations through GoFundMe. Additionally they vowed to match one other $3 million. The funds will profit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, two organizations acknowledged for offering instant help to Ukrainian refugees.
“But we do want to say thank you to the 56,000 of you who were able to donate and supported us,” Kunis, 38, shared in a video replace. “Whether it was the $5, $10, $1,000, whatever it was, means so much to us because it does bring in a community and a sense of belonging and an ability to help.”
Kutcher, 44, described how Flexport, which is organizing aid shipments to refugee websites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, is “delivering humanitarian aid” to non-governmental organizations. He additionally famous that Airbnb, which is offering free, short-term housing “is already taking in refugees.”
“There have been over 1 million children — this is just children — that are in refugee status right now,” mentioned Kutcher, who shares two kids with Kunis. “Every bit we can do helps and we appreciate you.”
A spokesperson for Kutcher and Kunis didn’t instantly reply to Every day Put up Digital’s request for remark.
The trigger hits near house. Kunis, who was born in Ukraine, moved to America shortly after the Soviet Union fell.
“Today, I am a proud Ukrainian,” Kunis wrote within the description of the GoFundMe fundraiser. “While my family came to the United States in 1991, I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. Ukrainians are proud and brave people who deserve our help in their time of need. This unjust attack on Ukraine and humanity at large is devastating and the Ukrainian people need our support.”
When asserting the “Stand with Ukraine” marketing campaign, Kunis proudly spoke about her Ukrainian heritage.
“I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983,” she mentioned. “I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself American, a proud American, I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.”
“And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” Kutcher added.
Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine on Feb. 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin labeled the assault a “special military mission.”
The assault has prompted 1.7 million Ukrainians to flee the nation.