Help Ukranian refugee settle in the U.S.

My name is Carrie Whiting and it was my privilege four years ago to be a host-mother while Irina Kolbun was a high school exchange student from Ukraine for a year in Redding, CA. On February 23, 2022, Irina was a Junior in computer science at Kyiv Polytechnic University, where she was also the student body president. She had just started an internship in data analysis for a firm in Kyiv and had poker night with her new coworkers every Friday night. On February 24, 2022 she was fleeing Kyiv, leaving behind everything she had ever known in a carry-on suitcase.

Since that time, Irina has been living as a refugee. She was accepted to come to the United States on a humanitarian visa with myself as a sponsor. She flies into San Francisco on July 29th. I am willing to give everything I have for her, but with another exchange student coming this next year, any financial help would be amazing to get her set up so she can get a cheap phone plan, maybe a beat-up car, work clothes, etc... All money will go directly to her to get her set up in her new life in the U.S.

Her goal is to find an internship in computer science or IT. She has survivor's guilt and think she is not worthy of financial help, but I know many people that met Irina and love her. If you are able to help, please show your support to this war survivor.
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Carrie Whiting 
Organizer
Esparto, CA

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