Adjunct Piano Instructor Katherine Rick is raising money to purchase and deliver medical supplies to central Ukraine.
“Growing up in Russia, my childhood best friends were Ukrainian missionary kids Mariya and Anya Nikonenko,” Rick said. “Anya now lives in Dnipro (central Ukraine) but was able to flee with her husband, Theodor, and their three young children to Munich, Germany.”
Though he successfully escaped, Theodor is preparing to travel to the beach to Dnipro to deliver donations purchased from the fundraiser.
“Theodor will personally drive them from Munich back to Dnipro, at great risk to his own life,” she said.
Mariya now lives in the United States but her parents still live in Dnipro with Anya.
“My parents served as missionaries in Russia for 15 years, and now they were living peacefully in Dnipro, Ukraine, just serving in the local church,” Mariya said. “We are thanking God that they are alive.”
Rick added that “100% of funds raised” will be spent on medical supplies. She is aiming to raise $10,000 before April 10.
The link to donate is https://tinyurl.com/HospitalSupplies4Ukraine.