Ukrainian metal act Jinjer recently canceled their North American tour dates and launched two new t-shirts to raise funds for the people of their home country. As of a few weeks ago, the band announced they'd raised about $150,000 from sales of the shirts. Jinjer said at the time they were using some of the money for a bomb shelter in Kyiv, while other amounts were headed to refugees in need of food and clothing.
"Dear friends, we wanted to share with you a few updates on the way the money you donated is being used here in Ukraine ?? while the war is raging on.
"4 000 Euro was directed at Natalia, who survived in Mariupol Drama Theater after it was bombed by Russian planes (we attach the photo of the theater before and after bombing) The woman was heavily injured, now she is evacuated to Zaporizhzhia where she is going through a number of surgeries. Olga, her daughter, is expressing her gratitude to all of you in the video attached.
"We also sent 2 000 Euro to support the nursing home for elderly people which was evacuated from the area of Brovary (the photo of the city after missle attacks is attached) near Kyiv where there were heavy battles a few weeks ago. Elder people are among the most vulnerable categories of Ukrainians during these days.
"Each of you out there, no matter where you are from, contributed a lot to the help for our country simply by ordering one blue and yellow t-shirt. Thank you very much."