The horrifying attack on Ukraine continues to be front and center. If you are looking for ways to take action, last week’s Community Updates had some good options. We’ll keep adding items in our weekly Actions & Distractions as we find them. If you have one you want us to share, send it our way.
The sea.citi Team
Tech for Good Updates
- Amazon Web Services has stopped all new sign cloud sign-ups from Russia and Belarus
- Airbnb is being used by many to send immediate humanitarian funds to hosts in Ukraine to the tune of $2m thus far
- Remitly has suspended their remittance services to Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine
- Stripe is paying companies to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, building climate change alliances with customers
Individual Actions & Distractions
Here are four ways you can take action:
- Give critical supplies: Meest, a Ukrainian logistics company with warehouses in several states, is accepting aid packages for Ukraine. The urgent need is for medical and tactical supplies, including backpacks, Tylenol, and bandages. How to drop off or ship packages to a Meest warehouse.
- Give your time: You can sign up to volunteer with Nova Ukraine, and help organize fundraisers and spread awareness.
- Attend a peaceful protest: Here’s a live log of upcoming demonstrations, including events all over the U.S. (h/t The Guardian)
- Support on-the-ground journalism: The Kyiv Independent, an English language news site that has been reporting the facts in real-time, is raising money via GoFundMe.
- Here’s a list of the top-rated charities to help the Ukraine relief effort
- Start an evening reflection ritual
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- Mask mandates will end soon for many local school districts. Masks work. But do mask mandates work in schools? That’s debatable
- Late last week the Seattle School Board voted 6-1 to negotiate a contract with now Interim Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones for the permanent position