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‘United for Ukraine’ raising money for foundations helping Ukraine

Apr 9, 2022, 10:14 PM | Updated: Jun 11, 2022, 10:52 pm

PROVO, Utah — A group of nine performers came together for a benefit concert in Provo Saturday night.

The goal of “United for Ukraine” was to raise $50,000 for two foundations helping the war-torn country: Nova Ukraine and The Responsibility Foundation.

Performers included Alex Boyé, The Bonner Family, Ryan Innes, Aaliyah Rose, The King Will Come, Aaron Kellim, Madilyn Paige, EJ from Foreign Figures, and Jane Beeson.

“Even though their country has been invaded unjustly, they’re confident they will win this war,” said Bart Scalla from the  Responsibility Foundation.

Scalla got to meet Ukrainians firsthand in March. He went overseas to help deliver some drones to Kyiv. While there, he said he heard air sirens and missiles every night.

“It’s humanity right. There are literally people suffering right now,” said performer Henry Ammar. “People say, ‘Where is the good in the world,’ and it is us. It doesn’t have to be a big thing; it can be a small thing.”

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‘United for Ukraine’ raising money for foundations helping Ukraine