A rally in support of Ukraine is scheduled for Sunday, February 27th at 1 PM CST at the Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago. The purpose of the rally is to show support to the people in Ukraine that are defending their country against Russian attack.
The church is located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village near Chicago Avenue and Western Avenue. The Ukrainians that live in Chicago have family members that are still in Ukraine at this time. Some are unable to contact their relatives via phone due to communications being disrupted. However, people will continue to reach out to their loved ones until they receive a response. Verizon stated that all charges via phone or text to Ukraine will be waived until March 10.
In times of distress, being together with other like-minded people can be the best thing that a person can do. The show of support will help others that have been affected by the war that started earlier this week.
A previous rally was held Friday evening at Millenium Park in downtown Chicago. Hundreds of people showed up to the park in protest to the Russian invasion. Some people held signs saying "Help Ukraine" and "Stop Putin."
As you have seen this week, many people from Ukraine have fled to Poland and to Romania. Organizations are sending humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. If you are looking to monetarily support the people of Ukraine, then make sure that you send money and supplies to reputable organizations like Saints Volodymyr & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church.