HERKIMER, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – In an effort to help Ukrainian victims after the attacks by Russia, the Herkimer County Hunger Coalition started a fundraiser to help refugees once they arrive in the states.

“The Greater Herkimer Lions Club, Herkimer Elks Lodge 1439, and Herkimer County Hunger Coalition ask viewers, service organizations, churches, and schools to join us in donating to WCK,” said Ray Lenarcic, HCCC professor emeritus.

WCK, or the World Central Kitchen’s chef relief team, will use these donations to help feed and support the over half a million residents working to flee Ukraine.

“Next to the word courage in the dictionary is the blue-yellow Ukrainian flag. Nickoly ne zvadaysya – Ukrainian for never give up. They won’t and never should we in supporting them,” said Lenarcic.