Humanitarian flights will bring 600 Ukrainians to Alaska

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By Rasmuson Foundation

Rasmuson Foundation’s board has approved emergency assistance to help 600 Ukrainians fleeing the war resettle in Alaska.

New Chance Inc., a nonprofit affiliated with New Chance Christian Church, is chartering three flights from Poland to Anchorage, each carrying 200 Ukrainians. Rasmuson Foundation is contributing $150,000 toward the $750,000 total cost. Alaska businesses and individuals have contributed generously, including $150,000 from Weidner Apartment Homes to match the Foundation award.

The first flight is this week, and the others will arrive later this month. Most of those coming have strong family ties to Alaska. About 150 are children.

New Chance, with Ukrainian clergy and membership, already has been helping Ukrainians displaced

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