I am reaching out to all of you to ask for your financial help for a dear friend, Ilya Khreshcheniuk and his beautiful family. I have worked with Ilya for more than a decade through my business, and over the years, we have become very good friends.
Ilya and his wife Oksana lived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with their three children: Ariadna (fourteen years old), Pleton (four years old), and little Lev (barely two years old).
About a week ago, they had to flee with the barest necessities. They traveled day and night amidst thousands of people. They made their way first to Moldova, and are now in Slovakia.
They hope to seek asylum here in the USA. Jamie and I have told them that we would welcome them here, and help them find a place to live and settle.
The Khreshcheniuk's have uprooted their lives, fled their home, and left behind cherished belongings for basic survival. We watch movies about things like this. It should not be a reality, yet, Ilya and countless others are living it.
This beautiful family will be starting an entire life over from scratch. Any amount you can give will help.
Thank you! My heart is full of love and gratitude for all of you.
PS. I am in touch with Ilya almost every night via email. In the spirit of transparency, I do have to collect the funds personally and then get them to the family. Ilya knows this and trusts me to do it. I have been sending him money for a very long time. We have already worked out plans for him to get the money once it’s been raised. Rest assured and trust in me to make this happen!
~ If you do not have a GoFundMe Account, or have trouble setting one up, you can go directly to my company website for a donation option through PayPal. All donations will go directly to the family. We will also be doing some auctions on the website to raise more money!
If you are inclined to buy a beautiful, hand-carved, pipe from Ukraine, join the Danny Boy Pipes Facebook Auction Group, and watch for notifications on how to get in on those fundraisers as well.
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