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March 22, 2022 - 4:20pm
posted by Press Release in Ukraine, auto wash car wash, batavia, news.

Press release:

Auto Wash Car Wash, with a location on West Main Street in Batavia, is matching dollar for dollar all donations made to a Ukraine relief fund when a wash is purchased until it reaches its goal of raising $5,000.

To donate, simply select a donation amount ($1, $3, or $5) at the pay station at our car wash and pay with cash, credit, or apple/android pay.

All money raised will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine and Baranova27 (@baranova27) which provides humanitarian aid and supplies to families and frontline heroes of Ukraine.

Money raised will be split 50/50 between these two organizations. 

Auto Wash has six car wash locations serving the Auburn, Batavia, Canandaigua, Farmington, and Geneva communities. Visit www.AutoWashCarWash.com/ukraine for more information on this fundraiser.

Our hearts all go out to those affected by this crisis, thank you for your donation. 

March 16, 2022 - 2:57pm
posted by Press Release in Chris Jacobs, Ukraine, news, NY-27.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) released the following statement after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress.

“The continued Russian assault on the sovereign nation of Ukraine is reprehensible. I commend President Zelenskyy for his strength and poise in the face of this assault on his country. Last week Congress approved additional aid - we must expedite its delivery and not delay any new economic action. We must continue to provide humanitarian assistance and military equipment, including MiGs and other air defense systems, to restore peace, end the Russian invasion, and hold Vladimir Putin accountable for the war crimes being committed in Ukraine."

March 4, 2022 - 5:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Ukraine, news, batavia.


Tony Pecora spent the day in front of City Hall in Downtown Batavia calling it as he sees it: "Monster Putin Free Ukraine."

He had no trouble explaining his protest:

"Well, if you really want to know the reason is because over there, they're human beings just like us," he said. "But they're losing their children. They're losing their wives. They're losing their husbands. It's a terrible, terrible thing. And people over here, I mean, I hear people blowing the horns and thanking me, and that's fine. But there's a lot of people that just don't care. It's over there, let them go, and what I got here is fine with me. You can't do that. You just can't do that because if we weren't in NATO, it might happen right here. And then what are the people going to do?

"I mean, it's a terrible situation over there. And people are getting killed for what? For this idiot that thinks -- he's a despot, a horrible, horrible person.

"This thing shouldn't be going on. It is an awful, awful thing.

"I've got four children, and they're all with me. They stand with me. One is in Minnesota. One is in Virginia. I got two in Buffalo. And they're beautiful children, and they feel the same way. And I think people should stop and think about what's going on over there. They don't realize it's a terrible, terrible situation."

March 4, 2022 - 4:26pm
posted by Press Release in Notre Dame, Ukraine, news.


Press Release:

To stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Notre Dame held a special "dress in yellow and blue" day and raised over $800.00.  All money raised will go toward the World Central Kitchen www.wck.org which is a well-known organization working on the front lines in Ukraine and on the borders to make sure all are fed!

Pictured are students from ND's junior and senior classes.

March 2, 2022 - 3:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Ukraine, downtown, batavia, news.


The front display windows of Charles Men's Shop in Downtown Batavia are now draped and dabbed in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

Co-owner Don Brown said the display is about supporting freedom and backing the Ukrainian people. It's not necessarily about supporting the Ukrainian government, he said.

"We're on the side of those willing to fight for their freedom," Brown said.

March 1, 2022 - 10:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Old Courthouse, batavia, news, Ukraine.


The LED lights that illuminate the Old Courthouse at Main and Ellicott in Batavia are now rotating in the hues of Ukraine, yellow and blue.

Those are the colors of the country's flag in honor of its blue skies and flaxen fields of wheat.

The color scheme was unanimously approved by the Genesee County Legislature.


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