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Aid organizers: The Bay Area has stepped up for Ukraine — and needs to keep going

Since Feb. 24, Putin’s Russia has invaded and waged a land and air war on neighboring Ukraine in an effort to forcibly absorb the nation of 44 million into the Russian empire. Thousands are dead and millions more displaced, fleeing to neighboring countries like Poland as well as more disparate allies, like the United States. The Bay Area is home to a community of over 10,000 self-identified Ukrainians and their descendants, and local mobilization to highlight organizations, send aid and protest for government action has been swift and ardent. But aid organizers are worried about what comes next, about what could happen when the war no longer dominates headlines, online feeds and social discourse.