Actor Ryan Reynolds and wife, actress Blake Lively, have pledged to match donations for Ukrainian refugees up to one million dollars!
While we may not know all the details and facts of the crisis unfolding, the celebrity couple is focusing on humanitarian aid to help the innocent civilians being displaced by the war.
On Saturday, Reynolds responded to a tweet by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) News sharing the reported number of refugees fleeing Ukraine.
"In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries," he tweeted in response. "They need protection. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support."
In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. They need protection. When you donate, we’ll match it up to $1,000,000, creating double the support.⬇️ https://t.co/xCFL1Lptuw https://t.co/CHp48E1KLQ
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 26, 2022
The link shared by Reynolds in the tweet to UNHCR's official page for donations also references the couple's donation matching: "When you donate today, your compassionate gift will be matched by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds — dollar for dollar," the page reads. "Double your impact to send lifesaving aid to Ukrainian families in need."
Lively posted to Instagram to further spread the word, with a photo of a small child being placed into a vehicle with the caption: "@vancityreynolds and I are doubling every dollar donated to @usaforunhcr up to $1,000,000. link in bio to donate."
She added, "@usaforunhcr is on the ground helping the 50,000+ Ukrainians who had to flee their homes in less than 48 hours. @usaforunhcr is providing life saving aid, and also working with neighboring countries to ensure protection for these families."
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