Ukrainians in northern Alabama continue to ask for donations to be sent to refugee and combat zones

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ukrainian-Americans in the Huntsville area joined Big Spring Park on Saturday afternoon to plead for support and donations for friends and family as shelling persists across much of the country. ‘Ukraine.

A young woman attending her first rally said she now calls Huntsville home after being adopted years ago from an orphanage in a town bombarded daily.

Nonetheless, Kateryna Elrot says she appreciates the support of the North Alabama community.

“I haven’t slept well,” she told News 19. “I’m stressed and anxious about my people. I’ve hoped every day. I wake up and pray, and watch my Facebook looking for my people. And it hurts every day.

“There is no pain that can be experienced there,” Elrot continued. “And I know everyone who supports Ukrainians and everyone who tries – everything I can do, even talk to them, even be here [at demonstrations] for them, it is a lot for them.

Organizers of Saturday’s rally say they will continue to ask for support and donations as long as the humanitarian crisis in their home country persists.


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