These groups raise funds and awareness by appealing to the wide range of interests and utilizing the diverse skills in Jamestown. The list of groups and contact person for each group are available here. JURP invites you to join one or more of these groups or to contact us about a group you would like to start. We need your ideas and energy!

Current Groups and Areas of Need

Music and performances - Julie Andrews: songbird104@hotmail.com
Currently planning a variety of performances for children and adults. Production and publicity help are particular needs.

Visibility and Flags - Betsy Parsons: betsyparsonsjt@gmail.com
Visibility of Ukrainian Flags for home and business are an important part of our support to Ukraine Relief. They are available for a suggested donation. Please donate for flags at many businesses around the village, JURP events and by emailing Betsy Parsons. “Ambassador Donors” who would donate for several flags for their family, friends and neighbors, then seek donations as the flags are distributed is greatly helpful. Please email Betsy Parsons to donate for multiple flags. Betsyparsonsjt@gmail.com

Sunflower Initiative - Karen Buetens: kbuetens.jtn@gmail.com The sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine, has become a symbol of solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Our purpose is to develop a series of community activities centered on sunflowers which will increase visibility, garner support, and raise funds for the Ukrainian people. See more on sunflowers here.

Talks and Informational Presentations - Marisa Quinn: conanicut@gmail.com
Arranging talks and speakers to increase awareness of humanitarian issues in the Ukraine crisis.

Poetry for Ukraine Relief - Jan Greene: jan.k.greene10@gmail.com
Planning an Evening of Peace and Resistance Poetry and Prose for Ukraine Relief, addressing the themes of peace and resistance to tyranny, oppression and aggression. EVENT DETAILS, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at Curiosity & Co. on Narragansett Ave.

Refugee Hosting and Support in Jamestown - Karen Estes: saunderstown@gmail.com
Our goal is to help with the hosting and support of Ukrainian refugees who have been displaced by the invasion of Ukraine. We are also looking into ways to support Ukrainian orphans who are being sheltered in our “sister” city, Ustron, Poland. For more information, please see the Host/Support Refugees link above for more information.

Aid to Ustron, Poland - Karen Estes: saunderstown@gmail.com
Ustron is a small town in Poland currently supporting 1500 refugees, including 230 orphans/foster children. A long-time Jamestown resident lived there and has direct contact with people in the town, including the mayor. Logistics of support TBD.

Online Auction - Eliza Richmond: eliza.a.richmond@gmail.com
See details here.

Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project

P.O. Box 36
Jamestown, RI 02835

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