Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher announced yesterday (March 3) that they’ve started a GoFundMe for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion.
The couple shared the news via YouTube and Ashton’s Instagram feed. Their goal is to fund raise $30 million, and they’ve kickstarted their “Stand With Ukraine” effort. Kutcher, 44, captioned the video: “Link in bio. While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety. Through GoFundMe, this fundraiser will provide an immediate impact on refugee and humanitarian aid efforts. The fund will benefit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org , two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most. Flexport.org is organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova. Airbnb.org is providing free, short-term housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine. Standing with Ukraine means supporting Ukrainians. #StandWithUkraine”
Kunis, 38, opened up about being “proud” of Ukrainian heritage in the video saying, “I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983. I came to America in 1991 and I have always considered myself an American. A proud American,” she said. “I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family, but today I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.” Kutcher chimed in, “And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian.”
Kunis continued, “The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this unjust attack on humanity.” Kutcher said they are raising money “to support a relief effort that will have immediate impact and supply much-needed refugee and humanitarian aid” to the people of Ukraine.
“The people of Ukraine are strong and brave, but being strong and brave doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of our support,” Kunis said. “We need to support the people of Ukraine. Please help us.”