Since the declaration of war on Ukraine, the World Blind Union (WBU) has prepared an initiative to provide support for Ukrainians. In particular, those who are blind or partially sighted experiencing unimaginable challenges; challenges that are intensified by barriers to transportation, communication, and access to information. Not only has this war pained residents who are blind or partially sighted, but it will inevitably result in people acquiring impairments that lead to disability. These people desperately need our support.
In an incredible effort to help, WBU will be hosting a Ukrainian benefit concert, We’re With U, including musicians who are blind, to help blind people affected by the atrocities in Ukraine. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Ukrainian Unity Fund; a fund established by WBU to support blind people in Ukraine and to help them rebuild following the war. The WBU will collect donations and work with partners such as the European Blind Union to direct resources where they’re needed most.
Mark your calendars this weekend to tune into this wonderful day of music established for a very good cause.
Dates and Times:
- Saturday, April 16th at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern
- Saturday, April 16th at 7 pm
- Sunday, April 17th at 4 pm
- Sunday, April 17th at 6 am
Where and How to Listen:
For the latest information on listening options, donating, and performing, please visit http://MushroomFM.com/WithYou.
For any individual or organization wishing to provide financial support, please contact WBU directly at [email protected] If you’re looking for ways to help, please consider donating to the Ukrainian Unity Fund, where every dollar will be donated to support relief efforts. Secure donations to the Ukrainian Unity Fund can be made via credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal.
This concert is intended to raise funds to support friends in Ukraine in the short term, but WBU and partners such as ourselves will continue providing appropriate support for years to come, such as access to assistive technology, blindness skills training, and mental health supports.
We look forward to joining you as an audience at the virtual concert this weekend.