On Talk of the Bay: When Russia attacked Ukraine, Lidiya was safe back in Kansas with her family. But it didn’t seem right just to sit there, so this teacher and homeschooling mom helped evacuate vulnerable people and learned to source gear and medicines for the military. When Kiev was hit with bombs, Victoria was at a training for her company. She texted and called family and friends to say goodbye before she started back to her village in Western Ukraine. She made it home, and her family is safe. But she saw her sons start to withdraw, especially the young teen. That’s when Lidiya set about learning a new skill: funding teenage exchange students. Along with Victoria’s son, she’s placed almost a dozen Ukrainian teens around Kansas City. This story of two moms shows how war touches on every aspect of the lives of everyday people. It shows how, in Lidiya’s words, “If you put your mind to it, you can do anything.” Listen in!
To support Ukraine:
- World Central Kitchen feeds people living in devastated areas of the country
- Alex21 for Ukraine organizes and processes logistical solutions for all kinds of goods that are needed along the frontline areas
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