HOW ANYONE CAN HELP
By Kristen Salomon
We are working together with our friends in Slovakia to assist those crossing the border into Slovakia from Ukraine. The group in Slovakia–Aubrey Mathis, Isobelle Ouzman, Addy Akram, and Miloš Ogurčák–are working hard to organize other volunteers, and to provide logistical support, transportation, food, supplies, shelter, medical supplies and compassion. We have secured a house near the border that can house many people, give them a place to rest, eat, shower and relax a bit while they figure out their next steps. We have on the ground support to help them and if you or someone you know has family still in Ukraine and can make it to the Slovakia border, we can help you help them! This is purely a humanitarian effort; all organizers and volunteers are unpaid. Every dollar goes to welcoming and assisting refugees from Ukraine regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. This is just people helping people! Please help us help them! Share, donate, encourage, follow our efforts in our Facebook group Ukraine Border Aid or on Instagram @ukraineborderaid or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance. Every drop creates an ocean…we are humbly grateful for your help!❤️🙏. Donations can be made here: https://gofund.me/6d9450fb
Who We Are
Aubrey Mathis is a small town Louisiana boy who served in the US Air Force as well US Department of Homeland Security. He now lives and teaches in Slovakia through his company Fat Europe. Aided by his UK born wife Isobelle Ouzman, a freelance artist, the couple got to work immediately as the war began to do whatever they could to help. They have made countless trips to the border to provide supplies and transport refugees from the border into Bratislava. Inspired by their humble generosity, we have formed a group to assist in transportation, shelter, food and supplies for those refugees arriving at the Slovakian border of Ubla. Addy Akram is a Member of the Regional Parliament as well as Town Councilor, as well as owner of a language school based in Slovakia. He is a friend of Aubrey’s and jumped into help from Eastern Slovakia. He’s been working tirelessly helping with logistics, finding and making space available to house refugees, and providing assistance where needed as they plan their next steps. Milos Ogurcak is a Slovak native who usually spends his time traveling Europe building skate parks. He recently returned from Germany and also jumped in immediately to assist Addy and providing aid directly to the border.
Ivana Denniston is a Slovak born New Yorker, jewelry designer, former esthetician, and active humanitarian. Her father served as an Honorary Diplomat to Ukraine. She maintains close ties to her family and friends in Slovakia and immediately wanted to help. She contacted Addy and the collaboration began.
Kristen Salomon is a California born New Yorker, Diplomat of Acupuncture, who provides local community aid for food insecure and homeless New Yorkers, as well as international medical aid.
Kristen & Ivana are close friends and immediately began to discuss ways to assist the efforts of those above.
“We are all heartbroken and as we pray for peace, we will do all we can to help those in need. Please help us help others! Donate, share, encourage, all positive support is appreciated.”