Yard Signs Show Support For Ukraine

Tuesday April 12, 2022

Photo provided by the Sadowskis. Nadiia Sadowski

NORTH SHORE – Want to show your support for Ukraine against the Russian military, Jarrod and Nadiia Sadowski are giving out 18-inch by 24-inch yard signs. The signs are available for pick up at their Plum Island home. 

The Sadowskis continue to raise money to buy food and medicine that is delivered by a team of volunteers in her hometown of Nova Kahovka in southern Ukraine. 

“We just received 100 of our yard signs and stands! These are waterproof outdoor signs that should last a while hopefully,” Jarrod emailed supporters last week.

The yard signs are available at their house, 185 Northern Blvd. on the corner of 66th Street. The box is in the driveway.

“Unless you are picking up for other locations or other families, please limit yourself to 1 sign per family / house so there is enough to go around,” Jarrod wrote.

Donations are appreciated, but not required to take a sign, he said.

Since Jarrod and Nadiia established their Instagram page, an average of 20 new families each day have contacted them asking for help. “This is a staggering amount of people in need of food, and we are trying to fill this need,” Jarrod wrote.

“Today, we are continuing our deliveries to now over 1,500 people. Sometimes we have to step back to realize the scope of not only our efforts to make this happen, but also all of you who support us. This support, both physically and financially, gives these people in Ukraine hope and a smile on their face knowing that we are doing our best to help,” he wrote.

The Sadowskis transferred another $8,000 to their Ukraine account on March 28, allowing them to make another bulk food, medicine, and essentials purchase.

Besides Nova Kahovka, the volunteers are delivering to Tavriis’k, a town of 10,000 residents, and three other smaller villages. 

“Each day cellular service comes and goes playing havoc with our delivery timetable, and we encounter increased stops by Russian military road checkpoints. They search the cars and phones for information, and this unfortunately slows our deliveries and limits the number of people we can deliver to each day, but our diligent volunteers stay determined and driven to serve their community,” he wrote.

Three weeks ago, they began working with a person in the Czech Republic who managed to deliver insulin and thyroid medicines. This medicine has been unavailable locally for weeks, so we are very happy our first delivery was successful,” Jarrod wrote.

To donate to the Nova Kahovka for Life campaign, visit https://novakahovka.life/donate-now/.

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