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Our Progress Aug & Sept 2023

Our Tasting Event We wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who could attend, and those who could not, to our 4th Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event last month. Nadiia record a personal Thank you to everyone and also the results of our raffle.  Click each video to watch!    Jarred & Nadiia Our Progress Aug & Sept 2023 With each day that passes, we look back to all that we have done and can’t believe all that we have accomplished. Since March 2022 we have been delivering food and essentials in tons to thousands of people throughout Nova Kakhovka Ukraine, in the middle of a war, and under Russian aggressive occupation.   Continued Challenges Organizing the logistics of fundraising, and distributing the necessary funds to our volunteers inside Nova Kakhovka Ukraine is always complicated and very challenging.  Each purchase inside the city has to come with a

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Thank You! & The Results of our Sept 23rd Raffle

https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Thank-You-Event-Sept-23rd-2023-compressed.mov We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts, especially all the people in Ukraine you touch with your continued support and care.  Without your support, none of this would be possible. Nadiia wanted to record a personal thank you and the results of our raffle to share with you all. https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Raffle-Results-Sept-23rd-2023-compressed.mov Thank you so much,    Jarred & Nadiia

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September 23rd Ukrainian Raffle!

We are excited to be raffling off 3 Ukrainian baskets. Each basket has a collection of items we received directly from Ukraine this year.  All three baskets have the same items in each.  The raffle started on August 24th and will run until the end of our 4th Authentic Ukrainian Tasting Event on September 23rd. RSVP Here.  Any donation of any amount will enter your name into our raffle.  If you donate 3 separate times your name will be entered 3 times.  Top three names picked win a basket.  100% of all donations are directly used to help people in need inside Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine. Printed Satin Kerchief “Roots” Printed Satin Kerchief “Roots” The Roots scarf is dedicated to centuries-old Ukrainian history. The design is based on the archetype of Ukrainian culture – the tree of life, which depicts the history of Ukraine from the birth of statehood to the

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Our Progress June & July 2023 | Ukraine

Our Challenges June & July It has been almost 3 months since Russia destroyed the Nova Kakhovka Hydro Power Electric dam in Ukraine, killing thousands of people, displacing 10s of thousands of families, and contaminating the Dnipro River leaving over 700,000 people without drinking water. As the waters rose to over 15′ high in some areas the Russian military didn’t take any actions to rescue or help the citizens affected by the floods. Moreover, they would restrain and block civilians and volunteers trying to evacuate people or deliver water and food supplies. Many of you probably have seen videos of Russians shelling rescue boats with civilians on board in Kherson. You can easily get the picture of their “aggressive approach” towards attempts to evacuate people on the occupied territories that flooded. With the help of Nadiia’s tireless hours on the phone organizing we did manage to get about 80 families

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Nova Kakhovka Dam Catastrophe

On behalf of Nova Kahovka for Life, Inc we want to appeal for help in connection with the man-made disaster that occurred as a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/5190084866212510879.mov On June 6, at approximately 3 AM Kyiv time (8 PM EST), the Russian military blew up the Nova Kakhovka dam. It is reported that the detonation was carried out from inside the engine room. Eight hours after the explosion, the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Station was completely underwater. The dam is completely destroyed and cannot be restored. This is one of the biggest man-made disasters that has already brought irreparable consequences as a number of settlements in the Kherson region that are partially or completely flooded. https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/2994523030272598036-1.mp4 Local Ukrainian authorities on the North (Right side of the Dnipro River) are engaged in the evacuation,  however, in the occupied Southern side of the Dnirpo River, about 16,000 people found

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Our Progress February 1st 2023 | Ukraine

Previous Next January has been challenging to say the least.  Nova Kahovka is seeing explosions almost daily. The most concerning are attacks inside the city at civilian targets. Ukrainians still living in the city have been paying attention to the direction of where the launches are coming from and where they hit and a large percentage of them are coming from the south eastern side of the city where Russian’s are based (within occupied territory). The next morning after a hit the Russian media will arrive at the scene of the destruction and start reporting for what can only be described as a performance saying the Ukraine military are bombing its own civilians. This has become a frequent behavior with the Russian Military and its media.  Starting New Year’s day the Russian Military cancelled circulation of hryvnya (Ukrainian currency) to be replaced with the Russian ruble with no support to

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Results to our Ukrainian Gift Basket Raffle

https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Drawing-Jan-6th.mov We first wanted to thank everyone who donated over the holiday.  This is truly inspiring to see so much support.  Between Dec 20th to Jan 6th (Ukrainian Christmas) we raised over $2000 and got over 400 entries into the raffle. That is over $4000 raised, including our dollar for dollar match from Dan Healey. Amazing! Congratulations to Susan B. for winning the Ukrainian Gift basket.   Thank you again, Jarred & Nadiia Sadowski

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Join our Ukrainian Gift Basket Raffle​

Donate to Enter Please watch Nadiia’s video to learn more about our Ukrainian Gift basket Raffle. Our raffle is open to any donation from now until Ukrainian Christmas January 6th 2023.  Each $5 donation adds your name to the raffle. For instance a $20 donation gives 4 chances to win.    Play Nadiia’s video below to learn more. Just takes a minute to enter your email with any Donation of $5 or more. Raffle Ends midnight January 6th 11:59PM EST https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/GiftBasket480.mov For an additional cost we can also ship the basket to the winner anywhere in the US Dontate Now

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December 20th | Our Progress | Ukraine

Your Support & Food Deliveries in Nova Kakhovka With over 2.5 months of not being able to perform deliveries due to the safety of volunteers & civilians we are back with a new coordinator and distributing food & essentials. It is, and always has been, our primary goal to support people in need during this truly devastating time. We have to always look out for the safety of people living in the occupation and July thru September had been especially dangerous.  Over the last few months we have been very productive. For the period from October 24th, 2022 to November 24th, 2022 our financial distribution was: 90,000 uah ($2,461.03) and we delivered over 800 kg of food and over 20 kg of other essentials like soap, detergent, and 480 diapers for disabled children and adults. We keep pushing forward each and every day and wish to thank our volunteers because without

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November 11th | Our Progress | Ukraine

We first wanted to apologize for not posting our updates these last few stressful months. As we started our fundraising efforts supporting the people in need within Nova Kahovka (Kakhovka) Ukraine we were able to stay focused as most all systems (farms, stores and the people in the city) were operating fairly regularly. We of course ran into logistical issues as the city is occupied by Russian forces but we found a workable day to day to keep delivering and pushing forward.   The night after our last Traditional Ukrainian Food Tasting Event at Pub 97 on July 11th the situation in Nova Kahovka got worse. The conflict was reaching the city in a very dangerous way. Ukrainian armed forces started to interrupt Russian logistics and hitting their ammunition depots. Some of them located close to open markets right in the middle of the city and of course caused a lot

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July 4th | Our Progress | Ukraine & Newburyport

Come Join Us Our 3rd Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event in Groveland Massachusetts is coming up on July 10th at Pub 97 from 3pm to 6pm. If you missed our second event in Newburyport, Nadiia has been working with her Mother in Ukraine and is preparing many of the traditional summer dishes commonly served in Ukraine. If you ever wished to visit Ukraine, or if you would like to learn more about the food culture, you don’t want to miss this event.  We hope you can make it.    July 4th | Our Progress If you haven’t had the opportunity to follow our progress please take some time to read our previous posts over the last 4 months as we have been mobilizing within Nova Kahovka, Ukraine delivering food and essentials to over 3000 people in need each and every week.  https://novakahovka.life/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/165669435565659.mp4 Our volunteers in Nova Kahovka have been running

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July 10th | Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event

Come Join Us July 10th 3pm – 6pm  Enjoy Authentic Ukrainian recipes all hand made by Nadiia.  Read more about our cause and efforts to deliver food directly to Ukrainians stuck in occupied areas within Ukraine.  Images from our previous Tasting Events

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Our Ukrainian Progress | June 20th

A successful June 12th Tasting Event After many days of Nadiia’s food preparation and a lot of last minute setups we successfully accomplished our second tasting event at the Custom House Museum in Newburyport. The best news from the event was we just about ran out of food.  Nadiia was very flattered to see so many people enjoying her cooking.  We welcome any feedback of the food, our presentation or ideas on another tasting event.  Without your continued support none of this would be possible. We also wanted to thank everyone who could attend our Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event and Dan Healey for his continued dollar for dollar match to our fundraising efforts.  Previous Next With the generosity of Terry & Bernadine Clifford we will be hosting our third Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event at their restaurant Pub 97 on July 10th in Groveland. More details to come.. Favorite

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Our Ukrainian Efforts | June 10th Update

Come Join UsCustom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport June 12th at 4pm – 7pmAuthentic Ukrainian MenuNadiia has been working with her mother in Ukraine to create an all new Summer Menu Previous Next Join us for our second Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event June 12th 4pm -7pm With less than 2 days to our second Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event being hosted at the Custom House Maritime Museum (back lawn under the tent) 4pm – 7pm, we have been busy getting ready for you. Nadiia will have an all new menu of Ukrainian food tastings for you to try as well as more yard signs, Nadiia’s handmade floral crowns and more. RSVP Our event is open to the public and like our last event we welcome all of you to you to join us to experience Ukraine. We hope you can make it.   June 1st | International Children’s Day With your

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Our Progress | May 24th 2022

We want to apologize for the delay in our progress updates.  We have been busy working on many different fundraising ideas, our next Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event, new menu ideas, Verenyky donation pickups, floral crowns, our application for Non-profit status, GoFundMe and new ways to reach more people in creating awareness of our efforts. Each day we push harder because we know their are people in Ukraine, just like you and me, that are scared and worried right now about their safety and next meal. This reality that millions of Ukrainians are going though is unimaginable, especially in the 21st century, which is why we all do our part.  With your donations we are now providing deliveries of food and essentials to over 3000 people every week. We truly thank you so much for your on-going support.   We are now delivering food and essentials to over 3000 people in

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Our Progress | May 9th 2022

A successful first Tasting Event We first wanted to give a huge thank you to over 40 people who could attend to our first Ukrainian Tasting Event on April 30th. Without your support we would not feel so empowered to keep raising money to help people in Ukraine each and every day.  With your support, both to those who could attend, and those who couldn’t we raised over $4000.  This is truly inspiring and which is why we are already planning another one. Fingers crossed as we look for a larger venue. Side note: For those of you who were able to attend our event and took photos or video if you could share with us that would be great. Send to: [email protected] Authentic Ukrainian Food to Enjoy at Home We have finally completed our online ordering section of our website so you can order Authentic Ukrainian Food to enjoy

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Our Progress | April 26th, 2022 

4 Days to our Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event We have a handful openings still available to attend our Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event on April 30th  2pm – 4pm. RSVP here.  Even if you only have an hour we hope more of you can attend to join us for a traditional food experience. In the first week we have seen an amazing interest and we hope to see more of you. Weather is looking good too!  Our Progress | April 26th 2022 We are continuing to see a steady flow of people fleeing Nova Kahovka. Travel like this is only possible for people strong enough to be able to endure this over 2 day trip to Poland and now toward Odessa, Ukraine to Romania.  This is very risky trip as the Russian military have been randomly blocking roads forcing people north instead to neighboring cities and villages to spend

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April 30th 2022 | Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event

Come Join us for an Authentic Ukrainian Food Tasting Event Click to RSVP When: April 30th 2pm – 4pm Where: Plum Island Reservations are needed so we know how many people are coming. If you would like to join us please RSVP by click the link below. Availability is limited as to how many we can host for this date.

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Our Progress | April 14th, 2022

As we continue to expand our efforts to reach more people willing to help we want to remind those who may not be familiar with our cause and our background. Nadiia was born and grew up in Nova Kahovka, Ukraine. After their 2 year of dedication and determination through the US K1 Visa process Jarred and Nadiia, in 2018, were able to finally marry on St Pete Beach FL and now living on Plum Island, Newburyport MA where they happily call home. Nadiia’s ties to Ukraine remain strong as her parents, sister and her sister’s family as well as her friends and their families all live in Ukraine. Watching the Russian invasion and subsequent devastation that began on February 24th, 2022 is heartbreaking. Nova Kahovka was one of the first major cities in the southeast of Ukraine the Russian military occupied on day 1 of the war.  Both Nadiia and

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Our Progress | April 5th, 2022

I first wanted to apologize for our delayed update. We have been working on a few other fundraising ideas including an Authentic Ukrainian fundraising dinner as well as hand-made Ukrainian food you can take-home to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who had time to answer our survey. Both ideas offer an amazing opportunity for people who have not been able to visit Ukraine to experience this cultural menu firsthand. We are working out the details and will send out an update soon. We have been creating 18×24 Ukrainian yard signs that we will be giving out to anyone who wants to show their support to not only Ukraine but our cause. We should be receiving 100 new yard signs next week. Over the past few weeks we have been working with a local 18 year old Ukrainian from Nova Kahovka, an aspiring photographer, to help us with the imagery in

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Our Progress | March 25th 2022

I wanted to take a minute to re-introduce our efforts to the readers who may not have been following our fundraising efforts. With the support of not only Sandi & Bob Sadowski (Port Sheet Metal) as well as all our extended friends and family and all the generous people who have already donated to our cause and supported us we truly thank you. Without your support none of this would be possible. Jarred & Nadiia Sadowski As many of you may know, my wife Nadiia is from Ukraine moving to Massachusetts in 2018. While she is safe here in Newburyport all of her family and friends are living in her hometown, Nova Kahovka in Ukraine (40,000 people living in this city and much more if you include the surrounding villages). Since the first day of the war Feb 24th, her town and surrounding towns were occupied by the Russian military.

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Our Progress | March 20, 2022

We first wanted to thank everyone who supports our cause. We also wanted to send a personal thank you to Daniel Healey for his support of Ukraine with his Dollar for Dollar matching contribution up to $100,000. Since his announcement on March 16th, 2022 we have been able to double the amount raised in just 4 days to $8500 thanks to his support! To date, including Daniel Healey’s matching donations, we have raised almost $40,000!!  To date we have made 3 separate transfers totaling $25,275 to our Ukrainian bank account. Since March 7th, we have purchased over $18,000 in food, essentials and medicines locally in Nova Kahovka, 90% of this has already been delivered to people in need. We have another $7000 in the country of which $6000 is likely to be spend in the next few days on our next bulk order of staple foods and vegetables. We have

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Our Progress | March 17th 2022

Update: March 17, 2022  | Thank you all who have supported our efforts.  To date we have raised over $35,000.  We are continually transferring money from our US accounts, with the help of Newburyport Bank, to Nadiia’s Ukrainian bank account where we are directly distributing money to our volunteers so they can purchase food an essentials.   Today we have moved from our volunteers 400sq/ft two room apartment where we have been assembling food bags over the last 3 weeks to a larger storage space, capable of handling a larger volume of supplies and packaging.  This is a big step in increasing our distribution volume.   It has been mostly quite in the city over the last few days, although we have seen a steady increase in Russian Military, and still dangerous to drive around.  Russian military are requiring all vehicles to have all windows down, cellphones off and drive under 20

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