Gratitude for Ukraine aid

Kerry Secrest serves as honorary consul of Lithuania to Vermont.

BRATTLEBORO-A heartfelt thank you to those who participated in the recent event marking the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, featuring a talk by Vaclovas Šalkauskas, consul general of Lithuania.

Together with online donations and a family grant, we raised $14,500 for the purchase of individual first aid kits for Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines.

Special thanks to the Vermont-based company Darn Tough, which donated 240 pairs of socks; the Windham World Affairs Council, which co-sponsored the speaker's event; and Christian Stromberg of Saxtons River Distillery, who donated the space and all profits of the evening.

Additional thanks to committee members Julianne Kaplan, Ian Diamondstone, Daria Bimenova, and Ralph Meima, who has also coordinated solidarity marches with Ukraine.

Advocacy for Ukraine is critical now. To stay informed on issues and advocacy opportunities, please sign up for information from the Lithuanian-American Community Public Affairs Council by contacting [email protected].

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