A volunteer working on the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine war offers to write personalized messages on artillery shells that will be sent to Russian troops.
According to an announcement published on Telegramthe Ukrainian volunteer will paint messages on 152mm artillery shells in exchange for a $40 donation.
These shells will then be aimed at “orcs” – a pejorative term for Russian weapons.
It’s not the only offer on the table. The volunteer will also write a personalized message for two grenades for $70, all proceeds will go to weapons for Ukrainian troops.
It says: “You can ask to write any text: wish someone a happy birthday/dead in pain, propose marriage, name, Instagram/Telegram username.
The message also states that they will accept PayPal, Venmo, Revolution and bank account numbers for wire transfers. After payment, customers will receive a photo of their signed pomegranate.
Defect reports that the volunteer behind the creative enterprise is a 20-Age Ukrainian computer science student who was inspired to start the fundraiser after “scrolling through Ukrainian channels and seeing soldiers signing shells in revenge on their colleagues”.
The volunteer revealed to the outlet that the $11,000 they raised went towards Stellar Link systems, a thermal sight and a car to help “evacuate injured soldiers” on the front lines.
However, this is not the only unique way people have raised money for Ukraine.
Shortly after Russian troops landed in this Eastern European country, a Ukrainian brewery launched a dry hopped golden beer called Poutine oiland the label translates to ‘Putin is an ad***head’.
According a websitethe Pravada The brewery created the beer ‘on the culprit of this cruel war, having occupied Eastern Ukraine and invaded Crimea; of its aggressive ambitions and the greed of Russian imperialism which threatens Europe and the entire world order established after the Second World War”.
A LEGO company known as Citizen Brick has also raised over $16,000 with Custom made Ukrainian President LEGO minifigures Volodymyr Zelensky and Molotov cocktails.
They announced through facebook that all proceeds would go to Direct Relief, a leading humanitarian charity that helps doctors and nurses help vulnerable communities by adequately equipping them with medical resources.
They wrote: “In light of the recent invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military, Citizen Brick has decided to collect donations to help Ukrainian refugees.
“During tomorrow’s sale, buyers will have the opportunity to purchase these two articles—the Molotov Cocktail ($10) and President Volodymyr Zelensky minifigure ($100). Supplies will be very limited.