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Ridgefield Responds honors Ukrainian Independence Day with celebration in Ballard Park on Saturday

Ukrainian Independence Day is on August 24 and Ridgefield Responds will be hosting a town-wide event on August 27th to celebrate the country's sovereignty and incredible strength in defending itself since this war began earlier this year.

Ridgefield Responds explains, "We’re seeking local businesses, groups, and organizations to participate! Sell a special product and donate a portion of your proceeds to Ridgefield Responds! Main Street will be buzzing on the 27th! Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info and to join this big-hearted event!"

How your Ridgefield business can participate

Be a SUPPORTER:

* Decorate your storefront yellow and blue for the month
* Show off some sunflowers in your flower boxes and pots
* Display the Ridgefield Responds door sticker and flyer

Be a PARTNER:

* Participate as a supporter
* PLUS feature a Ukrainian-themed product(s) for the month; share proceeds with RR

Ridgefield Responds promotes your partnership and your specialty item(s) or event on our website, social media, and in our press and PR

Ridgefield Responds is the town’s community mobilization effort to support humanitarian initiatives locally and abroad. The organization, launched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has also provided assistance with the earthquake in Haiti, Super Storm Sandy and local rent assistance after the Covid-19 outbreak. We are now re-activating the power of Ridgefield to help the Ukrainian people. Ridgefield Responds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating under Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs. We work with Rotary Club Lviv-Leopolis and other partners on the ground in Ukraine to send aid directly where it is needed most. The first several installments of funds and good (total value nearly $30,000), have been sent to support frontline fighters and medical personnel. As an all-volunteer organization, 100% of funds raised go to support for Ukraine and its p.

To learn more about Ridgefield Responds, to donate funds, or volunteer, visit https://ridgefieldresponds.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ridgefieldresponds

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