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Musicians unite to stage concert for Ukraine

Several well-known Hendersonville musicians have come together to stage a "Stand With Ukraine" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Tickets are $25.

The concert will feature guest speakers along with performances by well-known Western North Carolina artists Aaron Burdett, Mare Carmody & Ellen Trnka, Tom Fisch, Jeff Michels Folkadelic Jam and special Ukranian guest performer Yulia (Julia) Kashirets.

Produced by John Ariatti and Tom Fisch, the concert will raise money for the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) and Razom (razomforukraine.org).

The International Rescue Committee's team has quickly deployed to neighboring Poland, where they are working with partners to assist arriving refugees. They are also working with partners inside Ukraine, supporting the evacuation of women and children and providing emergency aid to people who had to flee their homes.

Razom (which means "together" in Ukrainian) is working with volunteers and partners in the US, Poland and Ukraine to address the emergency medical needs of people in Ukraine. Their focus is on getting tactical medical kits (first aid) to the people who need them. To effectively distribute these supplies quickly, they are also providing certain non-medical supplies that enable the distribution of the aid through accurate communication and navigation.

Tickets can be purchased at hendersonvilleconcertforukraine.eventbrite.com. Those who can’t attend and would like to donate may mail a check made out to Razom Inc. or International Rescue Committee, to Concert For Ukraine PO Box 271 Flat Rock, NC 28731. For more information email hvilleconcertforukarine@gmail.com.