WeHo Responds program is taking donations to help Ukraine

The City of West Hollywood is encouraging community members to take part in donating to organizations that are in urgent need of contributions to provide support in Ukraine, such as emergency aid, medical care, humanitarian support, and more.

The City of West Hollywood is activating its West Hollywood Responds program to help encourage contributions to agencies and organizations that are working to help people in Ukraine as well as those seeking refuge. The City has assembled a list of organizations on its website at www.weho.org/wehoresponds.

“In Ukraine, the unprovoked attack of Russian military forces has caused an immediate crisis of human suffering and need,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “Many West Hollywood community members are reaching out and asking what they can do to help. There are lots of organizations that are focused on immediate assistance to people in Ukraine and I know West Hollywood’s residents and business will generously aim to help people in Ukraine who have been forced to flee from their homes and communities as violence escalates there. We must do what we can to help.”

West Hollywood’s core values include Responsiveness to the Public and the City of West Hollywood has a deeply held commitment to responding to humanitarian emergencies whenever and wherever they may develop. As such, the City is mindful about the important role that local governments and organizations play in mobilizing assistance for communities when there is need.

In 2005, the West Hollywood City Council first established West Hollywood Responds as a local disaster relief program developed to provide assistance to the Gulf Coast region following Hurricane Katrina. It has been reactivated multiple times during the past several years.

On Friday, February 24, 2022, the City of West Hollywood issued an official statement as Russian military forces began attacks in Ukraine: “In the City of West Hollywood, our thoughts today turn to the people of Ukraine and to our community members of Ukrainian descent and from former Soviet republics, many of whom are deeply concerned about family and friends in the region. West Hollywood has a core value of respect and support for people and our city has a thriving community of residents with roots in countries that were former Soviet republics. We join with people and communities across the globe in calling for an immediate end to this aggression. There can be no justification for the human suffering that will result from the unprovoked attack of Russian military forces. War is never the answer. We stand for peace and we stand with Ukraine.”

In the days that followed the initial military escalation in Ukraine, the City of West Hollywood lit its City Hall building and globe lanterns on Santa Monica Boulevard in yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in a show of solidarity and support for Ukraine.

For more information about the City’s West Hollywood Responds program, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Community & Legislative Affairs Division at (323) 848-6333. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Support Ukraine
Support Ukraine
6 months ago

Where is the demonstration of support in West Hollywood for support of Ukraine and the innocent citizens of Russia? Where is the Russian Advisory Board in West Hollywood on this? Why are they silent? With 80 million worldwide refugees currently, there is a real possibility of adding 40 million additionally from Ukraine? The Ukraine and Russian residents are a vital part of the community here. Can we do more than proclamations and offering nice stories about grandmothers? Are these human beings not more important than rainbow crosswalks and cannabis venues? These folks are walking to Poland with not so much… Read more »

Dawn Lacey
Dawn Lacey
6 months ago

Let’s go Brandon!!!! Can’t wait for $8 gas this summer!!!! Go Brandon!!!!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago

Thank GOD we don’t have a president that praises Putin.

WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

You’re still obsessed with Trump!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

He still controls the GOP/Qanon cult!

Why are you bringing up Fauci and mask mandates on an article about sending aide to Ukraine?

Can you just admit you’re a troll?

Last edited 6 months ago by greeneyedguy
WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

He stills controls your thoughts too!

Dawn Lacey
Dawn Lacey
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

You don’t even know what god is. And lord knows honey you need some.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  Dawn Lacey

Thank GOD we voted Trump out of office.

WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago

Where is fauci? That guy vanished quickly.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

What does Fauci have to do with sending aide to Ukraine? What is wrong with you?

And he didn’t vanish. You’re spouting nonsense and trolling for what reason? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJcyphBYbd8

Idiots
Idiots
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Idiots are neither planned nor planted, They just pop up on their own.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
7 months ago

F*** Putin

WehoFan
WehoFan
7 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

You’re trying to change the conversation away from mandates and fauci. November is coming.

Last edited 7 months ago by WehoFan
greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan
WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Where is your god fauci?

Last edited 6 months ago by WehoFan
greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Where are you reading skills? This article has nothing to do with Fauci.

Are you lost?

Stevie
Stevie
7 months ago

As Let’s Go Brandon allegedly tries to isolate Putin and his billionaire hacks, Brandon continues to allow the US to pay for this war by importing hundred of thousands of barrels of oil daily. Brandon providing lip service on his knees to Putin.

WehoFan
WehoFan
7 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Correct.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Incorrect. Still sad the big fat narcissist lost the 2020 election?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

The GOP continues to praise Putin and white supremacy.

WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Your routine is so cliche.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Why are GOP leaders praising Putin? Why are GOP/Qanon psychos speaking at white supremacist conferences?

Yikes.

WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

All you do is call people racist. November is coming!

Stevie
Stevie
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Of course you don’t want an oil embargo against Russia. The cost of fuel would force you and your other hired help comrades to park your shared Vespa. How do you like the pearl necklace Putin gave Biden for his lip service?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

I have my own vehicle, thanks 🙂

How are those nazi rallies in Florida going?

GayWaspLivesMatter
GayWaspLivesMatter
7 months ago

Why don’t you declare West Hollywood is a little country! Run by a collection of political hacks that do nothing about the city. They spend most of their time wondering what we can do next to be relevant. So City Council Members can grandstand. What a joke!

Get Things Done
Get Things Done
7 months ago

Truly altruistic people don’t seek recognition, they simply get things done.

WehoFan
WehoFan
7 months ago

The city council does nothing but virtue signal.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
6 months ago

such a joke. so embarrassing.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Homophobia is embarrassing, Ham.

WehoFan
WehoFan
6 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Get vaccinated!

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