Updated Mar 11, 2022 - News

How Coloradans can help people in Ukraine

Illustration of a life preserver in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Half a world away, Ukrainians will get emergency supplies, body armor and donations from Colorado.

Why it matters: The state and local nonprofits are organizing donation drives of money and goods to help the Ukrainian people amid the Russian invasion.

  • It's part of a broader nationwide campaign to provide humanitarian aid.

What to know: Our readers wanted to know — and helped us compile — a list of ways to help Ukraine.

Project C.U.R.E.: This Centennial-based nonprofit has worked in Ukraine since 1995 and sent 53 shipments of medical supplies and equipment worth $350,0000 to the country.

Ukrainians of Colorado: The Lakewood nonprofit, founded in 2014, which is unrated by Charity Navigator, launched a major fundraising campaign to collect $100,000.

  • The group is working with Project C.U.R.E. and collecting additional money and goods, according to its website. In-person donations are accepted at Alameda Dental and Arvada Pharmacy.
  • "Unfortunately my people are struggling, suffering, getting killed, even kids. It's horrible," the organization's president, Marina Dubrove, told the Denver Post. She moved from Ukraine to Lakewood 28 years ago.

Of note: The state is collecting surplus body armor and protective gear from local law enforcement agencies to send to Ukrainians defending their country.

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