Hi, my name is Valentyn (Val) Potapenko, I was born and raised in the city of Brovary about 10 miles from the capital of Kyiv. Most of my family is still located in or near Kyiv. For the time being, they are all alive. Some of my family have moved their wives and children west or to small villages outside of the city and some have returned to the city to work and protect what is left.
I have been trying to figure out what to do and how I can directly impact those close to my heart. My idea for this fundraiser is to support people and organizations that I know directly. Family members, friends, and local hospitals in Brovary are just some of my ideas.
As of April 18th, I officially became one of the board members for Wisconsin Ukrainians Inc., a Wisconsin-based 501c3 nonprofit organization and we have raised close to $500,000. In September I decided to leave the organization to pursue my own dreams of assisting not just the people in Ukraine but also the Ukrainian people in Wisconsin. If you have fundraiser or partnership ideas feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all for helping to spread the word and for your donations.
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