Legato, partner of Ultimate Sacrifice for Ukrainian refugees | Local News

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According to the United Nations, 2.8 million people fled Ukraine on Sunday.

To address this issue, the Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation is supporting a handful of these refugees, with support from the local Legato Financial Group.

Colin Lineberger, chief operating officer of Ultimate Sacrifice, said the foundation’s goal is to improve the health and well-being of military communities nationwide, which include veterans, service members and service families. gold stars.

He said they want to alleviate suicidal ideation and post-traumatic stress within these communities.

Because of this, he said they can understand the psychological, emotional and mental trauma that conflict and war can produce.

Lineberger said he was able to come into contact with six Ukrainian refugees who fled the country to Poland and are in temporary accommodation.

He said they wanted to raise money to find permanent housing for the refugees and buy the necessary supplies. He also said that they wanted to provide them with services to possibly apply for visas to seek asylum in the United States.

Currently, the United States is not open to Ukrainian refugees, but he said they wanted to give them work with a pro bono lawyer to help them with visas.

Justin Jenkins, president of Legato Financial Group in Elizabethtown, said the decision to partner with Ultimate Sacrifice was the best choice since they are an organization with the same goals.

“They are volunteering their time to be able to get these funds as quickly as possible and directly to these refugees. So that was very closely aligned with what we wanted to do,” he said.

Jenkins said he wanted to try and do something more engaging within the community, but they can’t ask people to donate due to the industry.

Instead, Legato will donate $50 on behalf of anyone who submits a donation form up to $10,000. They must provide their name, email address and phone number. Those who submit donation forms can also submit donations.

“This campaign is just about empowering our community, being a part of something bigger than themselves and bigger than us and being a part of that with us,” Jenkins said.

Legato’s end campaign will last a few weeks, but Lineberger said this project, and others the foundation is working on, will continue.

Lineberger said they will be hosting an event called the Ultimate Sacrifice Warrior Ride on April 29, in which one of the soldiers Lineberger deployed with in Afghanistan in 2013 will cycle from Boston to Coronado, Calif., to raise awareness. suicidal thoughts and post-traumatic stress for military communities.

These donation forms can be made through https://legatofinancialgroup.com/donations/ or directly to https://donorbox.org/ukrainian-relief-fund. The foundation can also be found at https://ultimatesacrificefoundation.org.

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