Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you can do to help, especially when the problems are big and out of our control. Watching the news from Ukraine these past few weeks, the question of “how do I help” keeps resurfacing, but the answers don’t come any easier.
How can I respond?
Last week, a few musician friends and I decided to respond in the way that’s most natural for us- making music. We recorded a cover of Fragile, originally by Sting.
The lyrics always seem appropriate, but they ring true even more as we watch Ukrainian suffering on TV. We hope the music will serve as a reminder of what’s going on, and will inspire listeners to donate what they can to humanitarian aid efforts.
For images of the war, combined with the song, see this video.
Here’s a partial list of aid organizations that are trying to help in and around Ukraine.
We aren’t as powerless as we may feel, especially if we work together. Let’s use whatever skills we have to do what we can to help end the suffering.