The biggest topic of debate in the world at the moment is the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s strict stance on his neighbouring country has led to a massive invasion which has brought along an immense loss of lives and property for the smaller country.
During this crisis, Ukraine have found a much needed financial aid from NFL franchise New York Jets, which will help them deal with the crisis on hand. Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has urged for all sorts of help from the peace making organisations around the world.
The New York Jets also pledged an additional $100k as aid to various Ukrainian organizations over the next year
The New York Jets announced a $1 million donation as aid for the country and also committed about $100k to various organisations over the next year. The Jets have indirect roots back to the country as their owner Woody Johnson’s wife, Suzanne was raised in a Ukrainian neighborhood.
Suzanne’s mother Marie, also has roots back in Ukraine as she was born to Ukrainian immigrant parents; and father, Stefan, is originally from outside of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
“These donations will positively impact Ukrainian refugees and their families with essential supplies,” New York Jets co-owner and chairman Woody Johnson said in a franchise statement. “The need for resources is continuously growing. Our thoughts continue to be with the innocent lives who have been affected and all those who are suffering.“
Woody Johnson’s wife Suzanne also shared her husband’s sentiments and said that she has had a first hand experience of the trauma that the Ukrainians are going through at the moment. The loss of lives have left her heartbroken and they are praying for those still living in the war ravaged country.
“Today in Ukraine, many people are suffering,” Suzanne Johnson said in the Jets’ statement. “Because of this, it is important to us to provide assistance to organizations making a true difference on the ground. My family and I are heartbroken by the devastation and loss and are praying for the individuals who have become refugees and those still living and working in Ukraine.”