This story was first published on March 2, 2021, and updated on March 18, 2021.
On February 24, the world watched in horror as Russia carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine following weeks of having troops camped out at the border.
As Russian missiles hit military facilities across Ukraine, many lost their lives or were forced to flee in a desperate attempt to protect their loved ones. Many lost their homes, were separated from their families and were forced to shelter in unsafe locations with no access to food, water or money.
As the chaos continues to unfold, humanitarian organisations around the world have banded together in an attempt to provide shelter, safety, clean water and care for the many citizens who need help.
Here in Singapore, the Red Cross as well as various local and international branches of humanitarian organisations have opened portals for donations as they urgently seek money to continue their work in Ukraine.
If you are hoping to support Ukraine and its people, these are the places you can donate to.
On March 27, Hotlotz will be hosting a special timed auction and donating all proceeds to the Singapore Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response.
For the auction, Hotlotz has reached out to the public to ask them to donate items such as bags, jewellery, watches, antiques, art and experiences for this auction.
The auction catalogue will be released on March 22 and donations should come in by March 18.