HONG KONG: The proprietor of a Ukrainian restaurant in Hong Kong mentioned that she has seen an outpouring of help from town’s residents, who want to donate to neighborhood teams that may help mitigate the influence of the war with Russia.
Olena Wang, who’s married to a Hong Konger, runs the restaurant Ivan the Kozak collectively along with her daughter. They make use of seven folks, together with Ukrainians and Russians.
Wang mentioned that many in Hong Kong have requested how they’ll help Ukraine in the previous week after Russia invaded. As the requests have been too many to deal with individually, the restaurant started posting on-line about how folks might contribute.
One buyer handed over a tip of greater than HK$10,000 (US$1,280) and requested the restaurant to wire the cash to these in want. Wang additionally offers suggestions for individuals who want to donate instantly to help teams, together with the Red Cross, hospitals and volunteers serving to the Ukrainian military.
“We sent this money to Ukraine and sent an email confirmation to him so he knows we sent the money to the right place,” Wang instructed Reuters, encouraging others to donate. “I want to scream, I want to share my pain with everyone.”
Wang couldn’t estimate how a lot Hong Kong residents had donated. The Ukrainian Society of Hong Kong, an impartial community for the Ukrainian neighborhood in town, which additionally facilitates donations, estimated that most individuals had donated HK$1,000 to HK$3,000, however couldn’t estimate whole donations.