# Humanitarian aid
Local Initiative Provides Necessities for Afghan Refugee Families
Families in central Austin are banding together to offer continued financial aid and emotional support for Afghani refugee families who fled their war-torn nation last summer. One co-creator of the GoFundMe account recently introduced the initiative via local social media forms:
Buy Seeds to Help Besieged Ukrainians
Sunflowers are Ukraine's national flower and an international symbol for peacRisto Kokkonen/Unsplash. Last month Baker Creek Seeds arranged to donate profits from their seed sales to an agency sending aid to Ukrainians displaced by the attacks from Russia.
Chicago Mayor and Governor Attend Rally Supporting Ukraine
Hundreds of people, including Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker attended a rally Sunday in Chicago’s Ukrainian village to demonstrate solidarity with the Ukraine. Ukrainian flagwww.tOrange.biz Valdemar Fishmen/flickr.
Baker Creek Seeds Steps Up to Send Aid to Ukrainians Displaced by Putin’s War
Baker Creek Seeds, a company that works to maintain heirloom plant varieties from around the world, is doing something really great. From February 25th through midnight February 27th, they will be donating 100% of ALL seed sales to World Help to provide humanitarian aid for Ukrainians displaced by war.