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A NIGHT FOR UKRAINE - March 31st - One Cause, 4 Restaurants in NJ + NY.

Updated: Oct 3




For weeks now, the Ukrainian people and their nation have endured a horrifying and entirely unprovoked conflict. In the face of one of the largest, most well-equipped armies in the world, Ukraine endures – but not without cost. Cities starving under siege and bombardment, children traumatized by wailing air sirens around the country, and whole families destroyed.
We as human beings have a moral obligation to help.
Vladimir Putin is wholly responsible for everything that has unfolded, including the death and destruction in Ukraine and the ruin of his own economy. As humans, we all must stand with Ukraine against this tyrant.

I am of proud Ukrainian descent (my great grandparents were both Ukrainian) and I stand with my Ukrainian friends and neighbors against his invasion. From the start of the war, it has been apparent that the brutal nature of the war would result in a major humanitarian crisis – one that has already seen over 3 million Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland.

Support for Ukraine and its people has come in many forms, including critical humanitarian, medical, and military aid. Such measures enjoy strong bipartisan support from myself and others around the world.

Please know that every small positive action we take has a ripple effect and that even the smallest donation and positive intention makes a difference. I will continue to do all that I can to give the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people what they need to survive this war and thrive in freedom and peace. I am grateful for the bravery of the Ukrainian people and their desire to determine their own futures.


A NIGHT FOR UKRAINE




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New Jersey + New York

Friends:


The 4 Amazing restaurants below will be hosting A NIGHT FOR UKRAINE where they will each be donating 20% of sales to the incredible Chef José Andrés' non-profit World Central Kitchen. WCK is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.

* Surf BBQ, Rumson NJ * UNDICI - Rumson, NJ * Birravino - Red Bank, NJ * Pastavino - Staten Island, NY


World Central Kitchen (WCK), founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, the organization prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. Its method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate & galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster.

In late February 2022, José Andrés & World Central Kitchen responded to multiple locations, including in border areas & in hard-hit Kharkiv, Ukraine, to distribute meals during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. By March 2, 2022, WCK has opened 8 kitchens on the Ukraine-Poland border.

For more information contact each restaurant with any questions & to make a reservation:

* Surf BBQ - Rumson, NJ https://www.surfbbq.com

* UNDICI - Rumson, NJ https://www.undicirestaurant.com

* Birravino - Red Bank, NJ https://www.birravino.com

* Pastavino Italian Restaurant - Staten Island, NY https://www.pastavinosi.com/

For those unable to attend or who would like to add an additional amount, there is an option to make a direct donation directly to World Central Kitchen , by clicking HERE.




I also wanted to thank and highlight that Wix, the company I use for my website recently sent out this email to the left in support of Ukraine and I am so proud to be a supporter of Wix. I cannot say enough good things about their customer service, their templates, design, free courses. I'm just blown away with how far they have come and the message below from Wix's Co-founder and CEO, Avishai Abrahami makes me even prouder to be a Wix supporter.





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