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Syracuse realtors group raises $10,000 for Ukrainian humanitarian relief

Syracuse City Hall Ukrainian Flag
Maxwell Mimaroglu
Close up of the Ukrainian flag flying outside Syracuse City Hall entrance Syracuse, NY, Feb. 28 (Photo by Max Mimaroglu)

The Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors donated $10,000 to Ukrainian humanitarian relief efforts.

The CEO Lynnore Fetyko said the atrocities being committed against the people of Ukraine deeply affected the association’s realtors and moved them to help.

The group donated $5,000 to the Syracuse Ukrainian National Home and $5,000 toward St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The Syracuse Ukrainian National Home said the funds will go towards the purchase of medical supplies, such as first aid and suture kits, and it will help pay for shipping costs.

While the Syracuse Ukrainian National Home has stopped taking physical donations due to the overwhelming capacity of donations they received, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church is still asking for medical supplies.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, poverty, and identity.