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“You’re saving lives” say Goochland neighbors collecting supplies, donations for Ukrainian fighters, relief workers.

Goochland County neighbors started a nonprofit to outfit Ukrainian civilians-turned-soldiers and relief workers with protective gear donated by police departments across the state. “You’re saving lives,” Alexandra Blagova told Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith, who announced on Thursday the department was donating 280 retired body-armor vests. Blagova, who lives in Goochland, is a native Ukrainian […]

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Virginia law enforcement agencies donate gear to help Ukrainian civilians turned soldiers

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) — Law enforcement agencies across Virginia are pitching in for a donation drive to help Ukrainian civilians turned soldiers who are defending their country. “We’re very thankful for their support,” said Levin White, who currently works as a police officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. White has been working in law enforcement

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Virginia law enforcement agencies sending protective equipment from Lynchburg to Ukraine

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Law enforcement agencies from all over the Commonwealth are joining the fight for Ukraine, putting their old gear to good use. Several gathered at the Lynchburg Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning to pack up supplies, which included nearly 500 pieces of body armor. For one local officer, the gesture means a little more.

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Ukrainian man visiting Glasgow hoping to gather funds or body armor to help Ukraine

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – It’s been over a month since Russian forces invaded Ukraine and since then many continue fighting for their country risking their lives every day. Alex Misiats a mathematics professor at Virginia Commonwealth University is currently visiting Glasgow Kentucky, a town he considers a second home. Since Misiats still has family

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Henrico restaurant to donate proceeds to ‘Lift Up Ukraine’

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – Fundraising efforts continue across metro-Richmond to help those in Ukraine. Restaurants across the area are chipping in by donating their proceeds to support this ongoing cause. The non-profit “Lift Up Ukraine” was created less than a month ago, and it is already seeing a huge number of folks and restaurants

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Once a refugee from Ukraine, resident now, wants to help war’s victims

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine now entering into its third week, one Goochland couple with strong ties to Ukraine is working to help those impacted by a war that has already claimed thousands of lives and touched off a humanitarian crisis that continues to grow increasingly dire by the day. Ostep Zagorodnyy, came to

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