As we watch the horrors of the war in Ukraine unfold on our news feeds it is easy to think about how far away those atrocities are happening from where we are. And then my phone rings. It’s Mike Rybak of MDNA Member Midwest Machinery, LLC., a member of our Detroit/Toledo Chapter. And this is where the reality of how small our world is, smacked me in the face. Mike immigrated from Ukraine in the 80’s and still has family and friends there today. He asked if we would share the message below, which I am happy to do. As the war rages on, I am honored to help support the people of Ukraine.
Dear Fellow MDNA Members:
As an individual born not too far from Kiev, Ukraine, the news of the war outbreak between Ukraine and Russia is heart wrenching. Although I have migrated to the United States of America in the 1980s, family members of mine remain in Ukraine to this day and are experiencing what we call another Pearl Harbor for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Right now, Ukraine is facing a tough battle. We can only hope and pray that Ukraine is able to stand strong against its’ enemies. Ukraine needs our help!!!! With donations from the MDNA members, we can raise funds to increase resources for Ukraine during these tough times and help Ukrainians to handle the situation of war.
All money raised with you help will go directly to Ukraine Territorial Defense Fund!!!
Right now is a time to help people in need!
To donate please click: http://spot.fund/1LQe75
СЛАВА УКРАИНЕ!! ГЕРОЯМ СЛАВА!!! (Glory to Ukraine!)
Midwest Machinery, LLC (MDNA Member)