Thousands Booking Ukraine Airbnb’s

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Airbnb hosts in Ukraine are being flooded with bookings from people all over the world who have no plans to visit. It’s part of a creative social media campaign to funnel money to besieged Ukrainians who need financial assistance as Russian forces bombard their country and cut off services. 
 
The initiative, which gained popularity via social media, boasted $1.9 million in its first 48 hours, according to Airbnb. In 48 hours, 61,406 nights have been booked in Ukraine. Airbnb has waived all guest and host fees for Ukraine.

“It’s very important to know now that there is support,” “We have some kind of horror.”

Another called it a “hard and terrible time in Ukraine.”

“This is what our family needs right now,” another Ukrainian wrote.

Ukrainians said they were brought to tears by the donations, and many said they would use the money to house refugees.

Henry Young Jr

Following service in the US Navy (USS Samuel B Roberts DD823, USS Detroit AOE 4), Henry pursued a management and fundraising career in the performing arts. His posts includd The Guthrie Theatre, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen. For more than twenty years he continued to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consultant until retirement in 2015. He’s been a sailor since first turning a teenager. Armed with his Naval service as a navigator, he and his family spent 1992 sailing all of the Great Lakes, the Oswego & Erie Canals, Hudson River, Long Island Sound, Atlantic Seaboard and Bahamian waters following portions of the log of Columbus 1st cruise to the New World.