US$3,055.00Donated So Far
I want and need you to help a very special Ukrainian refugee family. My dear friends, Ivan and Tamara Rusev, have been chased from their home by Putin’s terrible war. While Ivan and Tamara have made it to Bulgaria with one grandson, their daughter-in-law, Julia, and three more grandchildren, the youngest age 6 months (pictured here), are trapped at the Romanian border in a crush of refugees. The mother and children have been at the border for six days and all of the children are now ill, preventing her from moving on. Julia’s husband, the children’s father, remains in Ukraine.
Over the past 20 years, Ivan and I have worked together on nature conservation projects in Ukraine. We have walked together across rare native steppe grasslands, boated through marshes along the Black Sea coast, and enjoyed Tamara’s amazing borscht, their children then still young, their lives peaceful.
Most urgently, we need to help reunite the Rusev family and keep them healthy. Then we can offer some stability to their desperate situation. We can help them replace personal belongings left behind in the exodus. They need food security, funds for medical attention, and materials for the children to continue their education.
Please, give generously. Help restore their belief in humankindness. We can make a difference in the lives of this family.
Ivan, Tamara, Julia and the children join me in thanking you for your help.
In solidarity with Ukraine,
Richard 'Omar' Warner
- RICHARD WARNER
- Campaign Owner
Refugees in BulgariaUpdate posted by RICHARD WARNER at 04:50 pm
Dear friends, The Rusev family recently joined us on a Zoom call. The three women and four children we are supporting in Bulgaria are in good physical health and reasonably good spirits. Our adopted refugee clan continues to hope for a return to their homes in and near Odessa. Unfortunately,. . . . .
Family reunited!Update posted by RICHARD WARNER at 08:47 pm
Julia and the three children finally made it to safety in Bulgaria. Pictured are Julia, and Tamara holding her grandson. Our crowdsource campaign and direct donations have reached $5000 combined and money is still coming in. Tamara and Julia are deeply thankful for the financial support, and almost as importantly,. . . . .