Help a Ukrainian Family Escape War.
Donations are tax deductible.
Meet the Panysenkos.
The Panysenko family is from a small village called Kachkarivka on the Dnieper river, not very far from Kherson.
Like us, the Panysenkos enjoyed a quiet life in a small town. Mykola (Nick) worked construction and kept bees as a hobby. His wife Natasha (Nata) enjoyed embroidering and knitting. The kids went to school and had hobbies of their own. They liked to go relax on the riverbank.
Then the war started. Their home was destroyed. They lost everything.
They want to live and work in Marquette county.
We're working to get them here and back on their feet.
Mykola (Nick) is a construction worker with over 20 years of experience. He can operate bulldozers and has experience in plumbing, electrical, tile laying, and welding. He also has mining experience and a variety of handyman skills. His hobby is beekeeping. Before the war he had 25 bee colonies.
Natasha (Nata) is a nurse with fifteen years’ experience in the operating room, wound care, labor and delivery, and patient lab. She's been taking time off work since the birth of her baby. She enjoys assembling edible bouquets of sweets and fruits, embroidering, and knitting.
The boys want to go back to school.
Ukrainian schools haven't met in person for years, first because of COVID and now because of the war.
Marko (Mark, 14) is in ninth grade but hasn’t attended school in person for four years. His hobbies are woodcarving and weightlifting.
Nazar (10) is in fifth grade. Online schooling has been particularly difficult for him because he’s quite outgoing loves to make friends. He enjoys Legos, drawing, and gaming.
Taras (10 months) recently started crawling. His hobby is trying to put everything into his mouth.
The Panasynko’s home in the riverside village of Kachkarivka (population 1,500) was destroyed. Their hometown is now littered with spent ammunition, wrecked vehicles, and landmines. They are currently living in an apartment in Kryvyi Rih, which has recently been under attack by missiles and drones.
We've partnered with other people of good will in Marquette County to help the Panysenkos through a U.S. State Department refugee sponsorship program.
No family deserves to live under the constant threat of war. Will you help us?