Chicory Wealth stands with many others in condemning Russia’s illegitimate invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine, and we are mourning the horrific losses happening there. We have been heartened by the many businesses that have taken action to halt financial and other ties with Russia. There are many ways to take a stand that do not include brute force, and we’re grateful for the united front that is countering this attack through strong, alternative means.
Our CEO Maggie Kulyk sent an email to our clients last week that outlined our strategy as a wealth management firm, which is to monitor the situation closely, of course, and to recommend patience and calm. We will continue as always to look out for our clients’ best interests and to be transparent and open at all times. There may be difficult times ahead, but we are with you every step of the way.
Meanwhile, we have gathered a list of nonprofit organizations responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in case you are looking for ways to help:
- Direct Relief — working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and other on-the-ground partners to provide urgently needed medical aid.
- UNICEF — providing emergency assistance for children and families in hard-hit areas inside Ukraine and those fleeing Ukraine.
- International Committee of the Red Cross — providing essential items and medical equipment where needed, and rehabilitating damaged homes.
- Doctors Without Borders — working on emergency response activities in Ukraine and dispatching teams to Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia to assist Ukrainian refugees.
- International Rescue Committee — working to mobilize resources and provide life-saving support to civilians forced to flee their homes.
- Choose Love — running a €2.5 million campaign to support partners in the region providing vital aid and services to those still in Ukraine and fleeing the country.
- World Central Kitchen – providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, including food for families fleeing Ukraine and those left behind.
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