MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the Russian invasion making towards the Ukrainian capital, over thirty Greater Boston teenagers are gathering on the North Shore to do their part and help the Ukrainian community on Sunday.
The Jewish Teen Initiative at Combined Jewish Philanthropies said they are hosting a support effort in Marblehead to assemble care kits to send to the Ukrainian Jewish community. According to the JTI, the packages will include dry soup kits, flashlights, bandages, a prayer for peace and hand-made messages of care, concern, and support. Officials said that the event was designed and executed by the JTI Peer Leadership Fellows.
After the teens at the event pack the kits, the packages will be shipped to Ukraine via the CJP, in part of their relationship with local organization Action Post-Soviet Jewry, officials said.
Director of the JTI of CJP Brett Lubarsky said that the teenagers came up with the event once they saw how the conflict was unfolding in Eastern Europe.
"They said 'we need to do something to make a difference,' and we were able to mobilize and create this event for Sunday. We're really looking forward to being able to provide support and amplify the resilience and strength that the Ukrainian community has shown during this challenging time," Lubarsky said.
WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) reports.