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Ukrainian girl sells her long hair to buy a tactical helmet for a soldier (Original Post) Wicked Blue Dec 2022 OP
Onions. Just A Box Of Rain Dec 2022 #1
Ditto Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #2
That right there should scare Putin to his core. Stinky The Clown Dec 2022 #3
It should. But I wonder if it will. Aristus Dec 2022 #7
Damned onions! niyad Dec 2022 #4
Does anyone know the exchange rate on that. LakeArenal Dec 2022 #5
Anyone? Where can you buy tactical helmets. How much? usaf-vet Dec 2022 #12
IDK but maybe DM DFW. His son is over there working w/nonprofit okaawhatever Dec 2022 #17
a quick google found several sites selling them.... getagrip_already Dec 2022 #18
Found this Randomthought Dec 2022 #22
I UAH is only $.027 USD. So, that would be about $144. sinkingfeeling Dec 2022 #30
K & R...nt Wounded Bear Dec 2022 #6
ATTN Russian People The Ukrainians will never be defeated so go and kill Putin and then get out of Botany Dec 2022 #8
The Ukrainian people are amazing LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2022 #9
I choose see this as true giving in the holiday season. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #10
Officiat DU donation site for Ukraine: Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #11
Thanks for the link. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #13
In solidarity with Oksana I am really looking for a helmet specific site. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #15
Some links catchnrelease Dec 2022 #37
Will do, thanks Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #42
I donated using your reccomendation of reddit as a place to start. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #44
That's excellent! catchnrelease Dec 2022 #46
Timothy Snyder has a link on his pages for Ukraine needs. Here. see message text. Captain Zero Dec 2022 #49
Thank you so much for the list. Will check it out after the first. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #50
Here is a great place to give. Dr. Irwin and Karen Redlener's Ukraine Children's Action Project Botany Dec 2022 #28
Definately will check it out. Thank you. Prairie_Seagull Dec 2022 #29
Pure gold Wild blueberry Dec 2022 #14
This reminds me of the O. Henry Christmas story 'The Gift of the Magi' Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #16
Indeed. calimary Dec 2022 #24
I had the same thought. TomSlick Dec 2022 #34
I'm constantly impressed by the spirit and bravery of the Ukrainian people IronLionZion Dec 2022 #19
This is most beautiful and the kind of spirit that comes from the soul. Priceless.🇺🇦 Deuxcents Dec 2022 #20
+100 Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #25
id grow it back and do it again. AllaN01Bear Dec 2022 #21
She is a blue-wave Dec 2022 #23
Wow nightwing1240 Dec 2022 #26
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Dec 2022 #27
what an act of patriotism by a child republianmushroom Dec 2022 #31
You are a true child of St. Olga, Oksana! TygrBright Dec 2022 #32
and then some POS rethugs think these people aren't worth us Raine Dec 2022 #33
💕🤷‍♂️ Cha Dec 2022 #35
Bless her little heart JuJuChen Dec 2022 #36
""Of all who give and receive gifts, soldierant Dec 2022 #38
My mind went there too Lithos Dec 2022 #40
"Hearts and Minds" is why the US lost Vietnam Lithos Dec 2022 #39
SHE IS AN ANGEL .... I CRIED. Trueblue1968 Dec 2022 #41
Reminds me of an O. Henry Christmas short story. Martin68 Dec 2022 #43
See post No. 16 Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #45
When my daughter was about that age, her hair was very long. panader0 Dec 2022 #47
That's wonderful of her nt Wicked Blue Dec 2022 #48

Aristus

(67,052 posts)
7. It should. But I wonder if it will.
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 11:49 AM
Dec 2022

This is how the Soviets beat the Germans. Families would pool their savings to buy a tank for the Red Army. Entire collective farms would sew uniforms and socks for the troops. The war was personal for every Soviet citizen, and everyone got involved somehow, no matter the sacrifice.

A lot of Russians today don't want Putin's war of aggression, and are making a run for the border. While the Ukrainians, fighting for their homes and their very lives, are doing what it takes to win a war.

getagrip_already

(15,748 posts)
18. a quick google found several sites selling them....
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 12:42 PM
Dec 2022

Anywhere from $200 to $700.

I don't know what the differences are. But I didn't really see anyone claiming mil-spec or ansi ratings.

Just search for tactical combat helmet.

Reminds me of the tweet showing a captured russian helmet that had a label inside saying "THIS IS A TOY. THIS HELMET DOES NOT PROVDE ANY BALLISTIC PROTECTION".

Russia has been found handing out airsoft vests and helmets to it's mobiks. Not really what you want in a real shooting war with artillery everywhere.

Botany

(71,117 posts)
8. ATTN Russian People The Ukrainians will never be defeated so go and kill Putin and then get out of
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 11:53 AM
Dec 2022

... that no win war.

Prairie_Seagull

(3,412 posts)
10. I choose see this as true giving in the holiday season.
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 12:05 PM
Dec 2022

Who knows what it will begin.

I'll buy a helmet.

How much and where do I send the money?

See, who knows.

Prairie_Seagull

(3,412 posts)
15. In solidarity with Oksana I am really looking for a helmet specific site.
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 12:33 PM
Dec 2022

If there is one out there and not a ruse and does not go past my aw fuck it point. I will find it. As I reach my aw fuck it point after about half an hour. Act blue may be my only option.

My aw fuck it point has gotten shorter as i have aged.

catchnrelease

(1,967 posts)
37. Some links
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 10:07 PM
Dec 2022

If you go to the sub-reddit for Ukraine, there is a list of legit charities for different items.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/zt5tip/757_eet_the_sun_is_rising_on_the_303rd_day_of_the/

Once you go to that link, open the first topic that says 'Discussion and charities'. Scroll down to where it says 'Verified charities' and you'll see the links.

In the past some of the people that do the collecting/buying/delivering of items for the soldiers will post photos of the goods being received and maybe comments from the soldiers.

Prairie_Seagull

(3,412 posts)
44. I donated using your reccomendation of reddit as a place to start.
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 11:29 AM
Dec 2022

In my search there were many vetted sites to do so. The one I found which actually mentioned but was not limited to helmets was "Ukraine Aid Ops". This was the first one I found that actually mentioned helmets specifically. They had what I thought was a good mission statement and allowed for paypal payment overseas for at least a modicum of safety. I know paypal still has Musks stench on it but I held my nose and went ahead.

We will be having a Ukrainian dinner tomorrow along with many soldiers and regular people hunkered down across Ukraine. Our thought are with you.

Merry Christmas to all.

catchnrelease

(1,967 posts)
46. That's excellent!
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:17 PM
Dec 2022

Glad I could point you in a useful direction. I've purchased a couple of things from Saint Javelin. Every bit helps.

https://www.saintjavelin.com/

Captain Zero

(7,152 posts)
49. Timothy Snyder has a link on his pages for Ukraine needs. Here. see message text.
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:43 PM
Dec 2022

Everyone has different values, and so here is a range. Please do something.

NGO that arranges life-saving equipment for Ukrainian soldiers: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate

Hospitallers working at the frontline: https://www.facebook.com/hospitallers/posts/2953630548255167

Ukrainian Women’s Veteran Movement: https://www.uwvm.org.ua/?page_id=3437&lang=en

NGO that assists internal refugees: https://unitedhelpukraine.org/

NGO that assistants internal refugees, especially from Crimea: https://www.peaceinsight.org/en/organisations/crimea-sos/?location=ukraine&theme

NGO that aids traumatised children: https://voices.org.ua/en/

Foundation that assists healthcare and education in eastern Ukraine: https://razomforukraine.org/projects/zhadan/

Botany

(71,117 posts)
28. Here is a great place to give. Dr. Irwin and Karen Redlener's Ukraine Children's Action Project
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 01:34 PM
Dec 2022

Not only helping Ukraine's young people with physical and mental health needs but now they are binging
wood stoves and generators so people can live through the winter. Dr. Irwin is a real life hero.

I have given them $100. And told people not to buy me anything for Christmas but to give to UCAP

https://irwinredlener.org/ukraine-childrens-action-project

Wicked Blue

(6,002 posts)
16. This reminds me of the O. Henry Christmas story 'The Gift of the Magi'
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 12:37 PM
Dec 2022

"Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi."

https://www.owleyes.org/text/gift-magi/read/the-gift-of-the-magi#root-218982-1-1

IronLionZion

(46,022 posts)
19. I'm constantly impressed by the spirit and bravery of the Ukrainian people
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 12:48 PM
Dec 2022

and would hope Americans would do the same if Russia invaded the US. Although some Republicans might support Russia in that case.

TygrBright

(20,842 posts)
32. You are a true child of St. Olga, Oksana!
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 02:27 PM
Dec 2022

Olga would be proud of your devotion to Ukraine and its defense.

respectfully,
Bright

Raine

(30,565 posts)
33. and then some POS rethugs think these people aren't worth us
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 05:56 PM
Dec 2022

helping, makes me so mad!!!

🌻💙🇺🇦Glory to Ukraine💛🇺🇦🌻

soldierant

(7,393 posts)
38. ""Of all who give and receive gifts,
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 11:02 PM
Dec 2022

such as they are the most wise.... They are the Magi"

O. Henry - The Gift of the Magi

Lithos

(26,418 posts)
40. My mind went there too
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 11:27 PM
Dec 2022

A great short story from an underappreciated writer. Especially relevant this time of year.

Thank you!

Lithos

(26,418 posts)
39. "Hearts and Minds" is why the US lost Vietnam
Fri Dec 23, 2022, 11:25 PM
Dec 2022

This is "hearts and minds" at its best. The Ukrainians have their heart and minds in this fight. The Russians do not. The war is lost to the Russians - it is just a matter of time.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
47. When my daughter was about that age, her hair was very long.
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 05:30 PM
Dec 2022

She cut it for Locks of Love. I hated to see it go, but I loved her so much for her donation.

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