The world is watching as Russia engages in military war with Ukraine. Except for Vladimir Putin and those who bought into his propaganda, no one thinks Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a wise idea. Following Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds has offered to help.
On February 26, the ‘Deadpool’ actor took to his Twitter to announce that he will be matching donations made to the USA for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
“In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. They need protection. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support,”
According to the UNHCR’s donation page, years of bloodshed in Ukraine have caused more than two million children, women, and men to flee their homes and left them struggling to survive.
The page states
“Nearly three million people in Ukraine will require humanitarian assistance this year. Those fleeing for their lives need immediate shelter, protection, and safety. Your compassionate support can help provide emergency supplies, lifesaving care, and protection the moment Ukrainian families are forced to flee for their lives. When you donate today, your compassionate gift will be matched by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds — dollar for dollar.”
Reynolds has a history of supporting local charities. The most recent instance was when he backed Southern British Columbia, which was flooded in 2021.
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