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Get your tickets: A night of international food, art and music to benefit Ukraine

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jun 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-08 21:41:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) There has been devastating news out of Ukraine this week as the war against Russia rages on.

ABC 10News spoke to a U.S. Air Force veteran who is volunteering on the front lines in Eastern Ukraine to help people in need.

“The war is not over in fact in some ways it has accelerated. It is something that is similar to World War I and World War II and trench warfare," Mark Lindquist, U.S. Air Force veteran and humanitarian volunteer.

Lindquist says Ukraine's need for humanitarian aid only increases as the battle continues.

“A lot of the aid that was brought last year is either used up, destroyed or captured," he said.

Lindquist is traveling to San Diego to speak at a fundraising event this weekend.

"Fifteen dollars makes a difference because I can get a locally sourced tourniquet that a guy will absolutely use," said Lindquist.

The House of Ukraine is hosting the event on Sunday to help raise money for supplies to send back to the country.

"The World Stands With Ukraine" fundraiser will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the rooftop of Mr. Tempo Cantina at 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101.

Follow this link to buy tickets and see who will speak at the event.

According to Mira Rubin, the president of the non-profit, the event will include international speakers, food, live music and an auction.

She says the auction will include several unique items such as artwork from a Ukrainian artist and last-of-its-kind wine from a winery destroyed in a Russian attack.

If you can't make it out to Sunday's event in-person, you can still bid on items by clicking this link.

“We’re hoping this is going to be an fun, informative and sensitive event for people to attend. The idea is that the world stands with Ukraine," she said.