Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Offer To Match $3 Million In Donations For Ukrainian Refugees
The Hollywood couple launched a “Stand with Ukraine” GoFundMe campaign on Thursday to raise $30 million for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which, they said, are “two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most.”
The couple made their announcement in a video posted on Kutcher’s Instagram account.
“I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983,” Kunis said in the video. “I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself an American, a proud American. I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.”
“And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” Kutcher added.
Kunis continued: “The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”
“While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety,” said Kutcher. He and Kunis are raising money for a “relief effort that will have immediate impact and supply much-needed refugee and humanitarian aid to the area.”
“The principal challenge right now is logistics. We need to get housing, and we need to get supplies and resources into the area,” Kutcher said.
Kunis and Kutcher join celebrity couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who pledged to match up to $1 million to aid displaced Ukrainians earlier this week.
“The people of Ukraine are strong and brave, but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support,” Kunis said. “We need to support the people of Ukraine.”