Born in Ukraine, NY’s Jewish Councilwoman Inna Vernikov has encouraged the community to pour in their aid towards the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, where more than 2,000 civilians have been killed. The lawmaker also cited a few sources where New Yorkers can make their donations.
After lamenting the senseless brutality of the ongoing war, Vernikov said there are several organizations and individuals are collaborating in the city to send aid to Ukraine and bordering countries, including a volunteer-run warehouse in Brooklyn that has been overwhelmed with donations.
Vernikov collaborated with the Hatzalah emergency services organization to ship a planeload of medical supplies and food to the Ukrainian border that left late Thursday. Her office has also opened a drop-off center for donations with the Chabad Neshama Center in Brighton Beach that will collect donations for Ukraine.
Vernikov said she was in touch with responders on the ground in Moldova who are lacking crucial supplies and was trying to arrange an additional plane delivery.
On Twitter, Vernikov also added a list of vetted links for those in the community who wish to donate. These are: