The world-famous singer and actress will focus her efforts on the direction of “Medical Care”.
Streisand discussed the details of cooperation with President Zelensky / photo: East News
Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Peabody award winner Barbra Streisand has become an ambassador for the UNITED24 fundraising platform in order to directly help Ukrainians.
Streisand discussed the details of cooperation during an online call with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the UNITED24 portal.
“The world may get a little tired of thinking about Ukraine every day, but communities in the US and European countries continue to support and help us. It is very important for us that such talented and world-famous people support the UNITED24 platform,” Zelensky said.
Streisand’s grandparents emigrated to the United States from Ukraine.
She admitted that she feels a strong connection with the Ukrainians.
“Because I am of Jewish origin with Ukrainian roots, I am especially touched by the struggle of Ukrainians for freedom. The resilience and courage of the Ukrainian people have become a real inspiration for all who work to preserve democracy and fight authoritarianism. You and your country have my full support,” Streisand said.
The first project that Streisand will support as part of his ambassadorship is 24,000 Friends of Ukraine. Its goal is to reach 24,000 subscribers for a monthly $24 donation that goes towards medical care. The regular receipt of donations allows us to constantly support Ukrainian doctors, who have been heroically saving the lives of victims of the war for almost 7 months.
Everyone who signs up for the monthly donation will receive a thank you email signed by Zelensky.
UNITED24: what is it
UNITED24 is a fundraising platform initiated by the President of Ukraine and the main window for collecting donations in support of Ukraine.
On May 5, Zelensky launched the United24 Ukraine support project, which was created to raise funds to support Ukraine. The first ambassador of the United24 global project was the famous football player and coach Andriy Shevchenko.
Over two months of operation of the UNITED24 platform, more than UAH 2.2 billion of charitable contributions were collected.