World Unite for Ukraine, a global grassroots movement uniting millions of people around the world in support for Ukrainians and to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraineannounced the transmission of a benefit concert of more than 90 minutes, on June 16, 2022. The event will feature music from Pink Floyd, AJR, the Pat McGee Band, and Crash Test Dummies, among others. Actors Liev Schreiber, Pej Vahdat, Ukrainian multimedia artist Janina Pedan and other celebrities from the United States, Ukraine and other countries around the world will also participate. World Unite for Ukraine’s goal is to raise $10 million to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, through the US-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) and its direct action network, BlueCheck..
Veteran concert producer Simon Kinney donates his time, energy and expertise to executive produce the event. Kinney’s credits include the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and tour productions by internationally renowned artists including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and P!nk.
The World Unite for Ukraine event includes music and appearances by American, Ukrainian and international artists, actors and other celebrities, including:
Pat McGee Band
Crash Test Dummies
Leading artists, actors and celebrities will also participate with messages of support and inspiration, along with stories from Ukraine, focusing on the country’s history and culture, as well as the devastating impact that Russia’s invasion has had on Ukraine and its people. World Unite for Ukraine will announce additional participants in the coming weeks.
The event will be broadcast through the platform mandolin at 8 pm ET on June 16, 2022. It will also be available to rent for at least 24 hours after the event. Viewers can access the broadcast by visiting the Mandolin events page and choosing different donation modalities to secure your ticket. Before the event, donors can make their contribution through the events page or through the GoFundMe campaign that is active and can receive an access code to view the broadcast. Corporate sponsorships are also available.
Funds raised through World Unite for Ukraine will be used to provide shelter and food to displaced Ukrainians, as well as medical supplies and equipment, clothing and other essential goods and services, including mental health support. The funds will also go to local grassroots organizations through Blue Check, and will be invested in efforts to combat human trafficking.
The donation suggested by the organizers is 30 dollars per spectator, with which you can:
Provide formula to a displaced child for two weeks
Feed a family of four for two weeks
Transport displaced families to countries around the European Union for relocation
Provide urgent medicine for people in critical condition, or with chronic health conditions
Merchandise for the World Unite for Ukraine event is designed and created by multiple American and international artists who have special connections to Ukraine. It will be available for sale on the aforementioned concert page, as well as through the World Unite for Ukraine online store. All profits will be used to remedy the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
“The broadcast of our concert on June 16 will unite the world through a memorable experience, to generate the energy, love and financial support that Ukraine so desperately needs right now,” said Victoria Yampolsky, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, New York resident and businesswoman who conceived and co-founded World Unite for Ukraine.
Jon Queen, board member of the US-Ukraine Foundation, added: “The humanitarian crisis on the ground in Ukraine is horrifying. The world must unite to help alleviate the pain and suffering they experience. Ukrainians in this time of emergencies. I invite everyone to see this event and donate what they can, to support grassroots organizations that are in the territoryin Ukraine”.
The partner of this event, USUF, is a non-profit organization based in the United States, which has been working in Ukraine since 1991. USUF supports the development of democracy, a free market economy and the protection of human rights in Ukraine. , while seeking to strengthen ties between this country and the United States.
Donations for the World Unite for Ukraine campaign can be made before, during or after the concert. For more information, https://worlduniteforukraine.com/.
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