Help for Ukraine
Kunis and Kutcher raise $34 million
03/18/2022, 12:02 p.m
For Mila Kunis, who herself has Ukrainian roots, it is an affair of the heart. And so, together with her husband Ashton Kutcher, she starts a fundraiser for the invaded country. With success: the actor couple already has more than 30 million dollars together.
“We are blown away!” Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher wrote on Instagram. After all, they raised more than 34 million US dollars (around 30.6 million euros) with their fundraising campaign for Ukraine on the “GoFundMe” platform. A total of around 67,800 donations of various amounts were received.
The actor couple also commented on the success of the campaign in a video. The two themselves contributed three million dollars as part of the campaign.
With this sum, the problem is far from being solved, according to Kunis. But by working together, many people can be helped. “Our work is not done,” Kutcher continues. The two actors would do anything to ensure that the donations had the maximum impact on those in need. “Funds have been and will continue to be delivered to Flexport.org and Airbnb.org for them to take action now,” they write alongside the video.
“Please don’t stop”
Flexport is currently delivering relief supplies to refugee camps in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Moldova. The online portal Airbnb provides free temporary accommodation for refugees from Ukraine.
The couple pledged to treat every dollar as if it had been donated out of their own pocket. “Please don’t stop donating,” emphasizes Kunis in the video.
The actor couple had asked for support for Ukraine on March 4th. After 48 hours, half of the donations had already been collected. The two had also called for the action in a video. In it, the actress said, among other things: “I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983 and came to America in 1991.”
Although she has always felt like an American and is grateful to the country for everything, she is currently very proud to be Ukrainian, said Kunis. “The events taking place in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”