Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis raised $40 million (about $40.6 million) for Ukrainian refugees in “war-torn HomeLand”.
The pair achieved this milestone barely two weeks after launching an initiative to provide assistance and humanitarian aid to the region in the wake of Russian assaults.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support,” Kunis said in a thank you video to fans posted on Instagram. “Two weeks ago we asked you to join us and more than 65,000 of you stepped up and donated what you could. Now, with your help we have reached our $30 million goal.”
“While this is far from a solution for the problem, our collective effort will provide a softer landing for so many people as they forge ahead into their future of uncertainty,” Kunis, who was born in Ukraine, added.
Despite the couple’s huge effort and the generosity of the public, Kutcher, 44, and Kunis, 38, claim their work is far from complete.
“Our work is not done. We will do everything we can to ensure that the outpouring of love that came as a part of this campaign finds maximum impact with those in Kutcher explained that funds will continue to be sent to Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which have been supporting the effort since the beginning, giving help and accommodation to individuals affected by the conflict.
“As funding continues to come in we will treat every dollar as if it were being donated from our pocket, with respect and honor for the work that went into earning it, the intent of love through which it was given, and the desire for it to be maximized for positive outcomes for others,” The actor stated.
Kunis added: “‘We again want to say thank you so much for your continued support. Please don’t stop donating whether to us or other unbelievable foundations out there. This is just a beginning to a very, very very long journey. Thank you.”