Our CEO Nina Shapirshteyn Appeals to Amazon Employees to Help Collect Funds for Ukraine
Read the letter from our CEO below:
Dear Amazon employees,
We are legal and tech professionals in the Bay Area and Seattle, some of us are your current business partners, some you might have met at technology events. When Russia invaded Ukraine, we united. United With Ukraine, and united to do everything in our power to help Ukrainians.
Just like you, we have burning inside each of us the flame of freedom and democracy. These values, sacred for every American, are currently under assault. Russia threatens the very foundations of global security architecture, and undermines the principles of equality and human rights. Ukrainians are facing the total threat to their personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, and to their mere existence.
We are not powerless, we are not bystanders or observers in this ongoing assault. Ukraine’s fight is our fight for a free, secure, and just world.
Amazon was among the first organizations to respond to the Russian invasion and has made a huge impact by helping Ukrainian government agencies, enterprises, and organizations with cybersecurity assistance, providing humanitarian aid, employment support, and much more.
We are very grateful to each and every one of Amazon employees, and so are the Ukrainians who awarded AWS the Ukraine Peace Prize for the support AWS has shown the Ukraine government and the Ukrainian people.
Today, we are asking you, our fellow technology and business leaders at Amazon, to come together once again and unite with us behind the single purpose of putting an end to the flames of war and violence that Russia fans.
We have created United With Ukraine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that qualifies for corporate matching, to provide an easy way for fellow industry professionals to support Ukraine.
We are currently raising funds for the three key priorities: helping Ukrainian medics save more lives, keeping Ukrainians on the front lines alive and well, and helping internally displaced people and other most vulnerable groups in Ukraine survive during the unimaginable times.
We need your help. Please donate here on our website or through our Benevity cause. Contributions to United With Ukraine are tax-deductible and qualify for corporate matching. Please help us end this war.
Nina Shapirshteyn, CEO & Founder of United With Ukraine