Individuals and organizations on Bainbridge Island are helping Ukrainians in this time of unimaginable suffering.
Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro and Armstrong Art are supporting World Central Kitchen’s efforts to provide food and water to the war victims of Ukraine. Readers are invited to bid on the original oil painting, Camas Valley by Wendy Armstrong. 100% of the art sale will be donated to the World Central Kitchen, Founder José Andrés, Washington DC. The winning bid will be selected on Friday, April 1st, 9:00 pm, at the Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro. Attendance not required. If you would like more information on the painting please contact Wendy directly. Local delivery available, Shipping additional. Text in art bids are welcome. Starting Bid was $2000 and they are now at $5000. Provide your name, min. and maximum bid. Sales tax not included firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 620-1690.
In addition to the art Auction, Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro will be donating 100% of proceeds from all Amelia Wynn Winery wine sales made during dinner service, Friday April 1st.
Donations to World Central Kitchen can also be made using their fundraising page on the WCK site. Your donation will be tax deductible: https://donate.wck.org/fundraiser/3782511
Bainbridge Island resident Dale Perry runs an energy company called Energy Resources of Ukraine. While it is an American company, all employees, except for Dale, are Ukrainian. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on Feb. 27, Dale flew to the Kroscienko border checkpoint in Poland to meet the handful of his employees who were able to leave the country. On the Polish side of the border, people were opening their homes, giving rides and aid to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees. But those on the Ukrainian side were left to fend for themselves. Dale, his partner, and the five employees who’d made it to Poland began to buy supplies, which included sleeping bags, air mattresses, food, diapers, and medical kits. They found a company that had the products, people that had the vehicles, took the goods to the border, and transferred them to his partner who was still in Ukraine. His partner then worked with people inside of Ukraine to get the goods distributed to those waiting to cross the border. Since then, they have broadened their reach to deliver aid across Ukraine. So far, Dale and his partner have spent more than $2 million of their own money on the effort. They are asking for donations through Foundation for Equity and Justice to help fill the additional needs. Their work has no administrative costs, so donations go directly toward immediate relief to people in Ukraine.
Pamela Malo, Chris Wurden, and Ashley Hagan are three local wellness professionals offering classes as part of Blossom: Virtual Wellness Workshops to Support Ukraine on March 26-27. For more info. and to participate: https://worldwidewellbeingcollective.podia.com/