RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE

Operation Vittles Two replicates efforts of Candy Bomber for Ukrainian children

Mar 15, 2022, 10:45 PM
Women and children who fled from war-torn Ukraine walk among heated tents provided by Polish author...
Women and children who fled from war-torn Ukraine walk among heated tents provided by Polish authorities before they later boarded a train at the Medyka border crossing on March 09, 2022 in Medyka, Poland. Over one million people have arrived in Poland from Ukraine since the Russian invasion of February 24, and while many are now living with relatives who live and work in Poland, others are journeying onward to other countries in Europe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Following the example of the recently late Candy Bomber, a group is organizing donations in Salt Lake City to help school-aged children displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Utah’s Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the Berlin “Candy Bomber,” died at the age of 101 in February. His efforts to help children who were victims of WWII, known as Operation Vittles, is the inspiration for Operation Vittles Two, that hopes to help Ukrainian teachers resuming classes with refugee children.

The group’s website states that in Phase 1 it hopes to place 2,000 boxes with children and mothers. It lists needs for school children and other needs for babies and mothers.

Visit its website for more information: Operationvittlestw.wixsite.com.

Millions of people have been forced from Ukraine after it was attacked by Russian forces.

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Operation Vittles Two replicates efforts of Candy Bomber for Ukrainian children