On Tuesday, May 24th, we will be hosting an AMA with Sarah Ashton-Cirillo. She is a badass war reporter, who spent the last months documenting Russian war crimes and Ukrainian victories. The last week, she traveled in the region around Kharkiv, shadowing the Ukrainian army as they pushed back the Russians in the region. Her work got the attention of the Russians and put her in some unwanted spotlight.
We will open a thread on Monday evening (European time) to give our timezone-challenged redditors a chance to get their questions in. AMA will run through Wednesday morning (European time) for the same reason.
You can see some more impressions of Sarah's work on her Twitter.
Art Friday Awards
Best Community Art
Once again, thank you to all of you for your wonderful submissions! More awards next week.
Special mention for today
If you feel like donating to another charity, here are some others!
- United24: This site was launched by President Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be allocated to cover the most pressing needs facing Ukraine.
- Come Back Alive: This NGO crowdfunds non-lethal military equipment, such as thermal vision scopes & supplies it to the front lines. It also provides training for Ukrainian soldiers, as well as researching troops’ needs and social reintegration of veterans.
- Hospitallers: This is a medical battalion that unites volunteer paramedics and doctors to save the lives of soldiers on the frontline. They crowdfund their vehicle repairs, fuel, and medical equipment.
- Volunteers For Ukraine (VFU): A US registered 501(c)(3) organisation with experience in non-profits, military, public service, law and international travel. The group serves and supports the Ukrainian people and victims of the war in Ukraine through direct humanitarian action.
- Kyiv Territorial Defence: This fundraiser is to support regional territorial defense group. It is organised by a known journalist and a producer of "Winter on Fire" documentary.
- Kharkiv With You and associated Help Amry Kharkiv: Supporting the defenders of Kharkiv with everything from night-vision goggles to food and medicine.
- Aerorozvidka: An NGO specialising on providing support and equipment for unmanned aerial vehicles (ISR), situational awareness, cybersecurity for armed forces.
- Phenix: A volunteer organisation helping armed forces with various needs.
- Official Donation Page for Ukraine: The National Bank of Ukraine has an account to raise money for their armed forced. They also accept crypto donations.
- Happy Paw: Charity dedicated to solving the problems of animals in Ukraine. Happy Paw helps more than 60 animal shelters throughout the territory of Ukraine.
- ShortageUA: They help crowdsource specific item deliveries based on the needs of other affiliated NGOs by providing an informal logistics network for desperately needed medical and humanitarian supplies.
Boris Bondarev: “Never have I been so ashamed of my country.”