Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis joined forces to help Ukraine’s people. They partnered up with FlexPort.org and Airbnb to provide relief options for refugees. According to the couple, their goal is $30 million in fundraising and they will match every $3 million raised through GoFundMe.
“The people of Ukraine are strong and brave but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support,”Kunis stated this in a video that was posted to the GoFundMe campaign. “We need to support the people of Ukraine. Please help us.”
Within a matter of hours, the posting had raised nearly $2.5 million. Kunis and her spouse were inspired to raise emergency funds after Russia invaded Ukraine this week. Kutcher expressed support for Ukraine earlier in the week. “I stand with Ukraine,”Before tweeting, he retweeted a photo of Ukraine’s Flag.
This is the first time the actress has commented on the subject, but she has also opened up about her experiences in emigrating from Ukraine back when it was part of the USSR to move to the U.S. “And then one day, we weren’t moving up the street,”Kunis recalls during a 2016 appearance Conan. “We were on a train, and I was like, ‘Whoa, we’re on a train. Where are we going?’ And then we got to Moscow and then we got on a plane, and all of that was very new to me. Like, a train was new. The plane was new. I had Coca-Cola for the first time. The entire experience was very new.”
Kunis admitted the context for her family’s flight, and said it was something they didn’t show off at the time. “At that point, it was still, like, at the fall of communism, and we came [on] a refugee visa,” Kunis recounted. “It just wasn’t something you flaunted.””I didn’t even know what America was,” Kunis said. “I was like, ‘What could I have done?’ And they’re like, ‘Said the word America.’ And I was like, ‘Well, that’s true.'”