As war continues to rage in Ukraine, millions of innocents are in the line of fire. Many others are fleeing the battle-torn country in droves, and friendly countries are racing to help.
Individuals with plenty of resources and means are also looking to assist, and this includes one of the most civic-minded members of the Trump family: Donald’s daughter, Ivanka.
Her latest heartfelt gesture is bound to put smiles on the faces of scores of affected Ukrainians.
War doesn’t only cause widespread loss of life, it also directly impacts the lives of those who struggle to survive in difficult situations. Even the most basic necessities become a challenge.
That’s where Ivanka Trump comes in.
She wanted to give the people of Ukraine a decent meal — in fact, she wanted a lot of distressed Ukrainians to receive some much-needed food. And so, tons and tons of food are on their way as we speak.
It’s enough to feed a million people, and this tremendous donation should go a long way toward easing the pain of war.
From Fox News:
Ivanka Trump has purchased 1 million meals to deliver to people in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees on the Poland-Ukraine border.
Former President Trump’s eldest daughter personally contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars for the 1 million meals, which amounted to 158,400 pounds of food to Europe, a source familiar told Fox News.
Ivanka worked alongside a few nonprofits to get this done, including CityServe, City of Destiny, and Mercy Chefs.
These are shelf-stable meals that consist of oatmeal and goulash, which “came from advised food preferences of aid workers in Ukraine.” UPS and several church organizations will deliver it all to Warsaw, Poland.
At that point, local partners and hundreds of volunteers will send the meals to Ukrainian refugees in Poland, and families still in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian people have shown inspiring courage and resilience during the invasion of their country by Russia.
As is often the case, pain and hardship are disproportionately borne by the most vulnerable.
With this food, I hope to provide a small source of comfort and nourishment for Ukrainians who are suffering so greatly.
The source speaking to Fox News reminds us that Ivanka has a “personal connection” to the Ukraine war, because her mother Ivana grew up in Czechoslovakia, which was occupied by the Soviets.
On top of that, Ivanka’s 96-year-old grandmother, Marie Zenicova, always taught her family to “treasure our freedoms” and give back when possible.
It’s no surprise that the Trumps have significant power and money, and it’s nice to see them stepping up in a time of need.
Pastor Paula White-Cain said that she “worked closely in the White House” with Ivanka, as they assembled a national relief program called Farmers to Families.
So she wasn’t too surprised when Ivanka called her to talk about helping displaced Ukrainians. And she added:
Quite honestly, if it weren’t for her immediate involvement, a plane would not already be on its way to Poland right now to deliver 1 million meals for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the devastation of their nation.
At this point, Ukraine could use all the help it can get, as Russia keeps the siege going.
Since President Vladimir Putin invaded on February 24, over 3 million Ukrainian citizens have been forced to flee. Poland has taken more than 1/3 of those refugees, and other nations are trying to help, too.
Allies are also sending military equipment and other supplies and resources, and reports indicate that Russia is hitting a larger wall than anticipated.
Sources claim Putin didn’t expect this level of resistance and other reports hint at flagging morale among Russian troops.
No matter what, though, millions of Ukrainians require assistance from countries and individuals around the world. And Ivanka Trump didn’t miss an opportunity to do her part.
- Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, bought 1 million meals for Ukrainian citizens.
- Over 158,000 pounds of food is on its way to Poland, where it will be distributed to Ukrainian refugees and those still inside the war-torn country
- Pastor Paula White-Cain said that without Ivanka’s “immediate involvement,” this massive donation wouldn’t have happened.
Source: Fox News