Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Peabody award winner, Barbra Streisand, became an ambassador for the fundraising platform, UNITED24, to directly help the people of Ukraine. She will be focusing her efforts on Medical Aid for the Ukrainian government’s fundraising platform.
Ms. Streisand outlined her collaboration with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during an online call:
"The world may get a little tired of thinking about Ukraine daily, but the US and European communities continue supporting and helping us. It is very important for us that such talented and world-famous people support the UNITED24 platform," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Ms. Streisand’s grandparents emigrated to the United States from Ukraine. During the conversation, she shared her strong connection with Ukrainians saying, “Coming from my Jewish heritage with Ukrainian roots, I feel especially moved by [Ukrainian’s fight for freedom]. The capability and courage of the Ukrainian people is an inspiration for all those worldwide who promote democracy and fight authoritarianism. You and the Ukrainian people have my full support.”
The first project Ms. Streisand will support as part of her ambassadorship is ‘24,000 Friends of Ukraine,’ which aims to get 24,000 subscribers to commit to monthly donations of $24 towards Medical Aid for Ukrainians directly affected by the war. Regular donations provide constant support to Ukrainian doctors, who have been heroically saving the lives of war victims for almost 7 months.
Everyone who signs up for a charitable monthly donation will receive a thank-you email, signed by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.