Rick McBride
2 min readMar 3, 2022

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Supporting the Brave Souls in Ukraine

The heroic people in Ukraine need our help

The flag of Ukraine
Ukraine’s Flag Designed by Rick McBride using the Python Turtle Library

Many of us have been riveted to the television screen viewing the news coverage from Ukraine. The heroism the world is watching has not been seen in a long time. President Zelinsky has been a revelation and an icon. His comment and refusal to leave his people with the comment “The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride” blew up Twitter and will be remembered for years.

A lot of us were barely aware of this incredible country and people until Putin’s ill-conceived invasion and the Ukranian peoples’ reaction and bravery. Besides praying — which is very important — there are ways to support the Ukrainians. The war is going to create millions of refugees. And those refugees will need a lot of help.

Ways to Donate to the Ukranian People

  • Click on the website for Care and a pop-up will appear with the alert UKRAINE EMERGENCY
  • Doctors Without Borders works in conflicts zones to make sure people have access to health care and medicine. Donations can be made at their website here.
  • GlobalGiving is based in the United States and it is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform. Donations can be made here.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross has been working in Ukraine since 1914. They support hospitals and provide emergency assistance supplies. Donations can be made here.
  • Journalists with the Kyiv Independent, a fledgling news outlet is seeking donations to continue their reporting. The Kyiv Independent has a gofundme campaign to raise funds to continue its publications.

I know a lot of people on this site have blogs. Feel free to take a screenshot of the Ukranian flag at the top of the article. I made it and it’s free to use if you’d like to add it to your blog or website. Let’s pray for the safety of the Ukranian people. The situation is dire.

My photo of Dallas with some of the buildings lit in Ukrainian colors.

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Rick McBride

I am a news junkie, writer, software developer, artist and dog dad. I have a wide variety of interests and have written for various media sites.